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The first word I found in an online post on deadspin.com
mellifluous – mel·lif·lu·ous adj \me-ˈli-flə-wəs, mə-\
1 : having a smooth rich flow <a Mellifluous voice>
“I have no idea why rhyming books are more fun, but they are. If a book rhymes, then I can really get into the performance of reading it to my kid. I can figure out the rhythm of the text (though it can take a couple pages to sort it out—”Oh, I see! It rhymes every THIRD line! TRICKY!”). I can sing it. I can do voices. I can become mellifluous. I can PERFORM. It’s really a parent’s time to shine when the text rhymes.”
I found this word in Insatiable by Meg Cabot
uxoricide ux·or·i·cide noun \ˌək-ˈsȯr-ə-ˌsīd\