(of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear.
“the voice was mellifluous and smooth”
synonyms: sweet-sounding, dulcet, honeyed, mellow, soft, liquid,
silvery, soothing, rich, smooth, euphonious, harmonious, tuneful, musical
“mellifluous dinner music”
I have a “thing” for mellifluous voices, especially those is the lower registers; baritone and bass for men, contralto (aka alto) for women. Please spare me that male falsetto stuff! 😛 (Except for Neil Young, whom I adore, regardless!) It was first popularized by Frankie Valli in the early 1960s, then again by Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees during the Disco era (late 70s). I liked Barry’s voice much more before he started doing that! For example:
He’s technically a tenor, not a baritone, but the voice is beautiful, don’t you think?
as are the modern day ones, like my favourite, Michael Bublé:
His range is so extensive, a more accurate description might be “Baritenor”.
For a true baritone voice, Jeff Martin, front man of the Canadian band
The Tea Party is a prime example. Gives me goose bumps!
(Comparisons to Jim Morrison of The Doors abound)
Nigerian/British singer Sade has an amazing voice!
Here’s a couple of famous contraltos you might recognize:
For those who read music, the vocal ranges are illustrated below:
This is one topic I could expound upon in an effervescent manner forever, but these posts are supposed to be short. Brief aspirations to become a professional singer (I even took lessons in 1976/77), ended with the realization that my (alto) voice was mediocre, at best. Doesn’t stop me from singing, though. The shower has great acoustics!
Do you sing? What’s your vocal range?
What style of voice attracts you the most?
Looking forward to your comments!