roll off the tongue

roll off the tongue

To be very easy or enjoyable to say. When you name your food truck, make sure it's something that rolls off the tongue so that people will remember it. The book is a joy to read aloud. The passages just roll off the tongue.
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roll/slip/trip off the ˈtongue

be easy to say or pronounce: It’s not a name that exactly trips off the tongue, is it?
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suppose Lower Saxony doesn't roll off the tongue so well.
The new title for the president of the Baltimore City Council doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Even Young laughs when asked.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON: A Bordeaux red always has a measure of cab sav in the blend - it's only fitting that cab-er-nay saw-vin-yawn should effortlessly roll off the tongue. In its DNA are baskets of blackcurrant, firm tannins, scents of cedar and cigar box.
His name doesn't roll off the tongue as being the standard bearer for the new generation of goalkeepers.
That foursome does not quite roll off the tongue like the 1974 gang of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd and eventual winner Hale Irwin, but nevertheless.
The arneis grape may not roll off the tongue, but this floral-scented variety may well leave your other favourite style trailing behind when you bring to light the aromatic stone fruit flavours that are enlivened with hints of dried herbs and a fruity refreshing finish.
THE names of Newcastle United's greatest centre-forwards readily roll off the tongue.
While it is our editorial policy to embrace the word, partly for its political potency, we did discuss whether other media outlets would be less inclined to report on this list than they did when it was called "Gayest Cities in America." Ultimately we decided the accurate "LGBT-est" just does not roll off the tongue. So "queer" it is.
The use of rhyme is well thought-out and rather clever; the hilarious rhyming couplets really roll off the tongue as English goes beyond that which you could call predictable verse.
The names of such firms roll off the tongue so easily now, even though they are no longer there - Ashmore, Benson & Pease, Head Wrightsons, Dorman Long.
His initial choice was Bruscilla, but dismissed it saying, "It doesn't roll off the tongue very well.
Names such as George Weah, Marco Van Basten, Andriy Shevchenko, Filippo Inzaghi and Oliver Bierhoff roll off the tongue and Rossoneri officionados believe Stephan El Shaarawy is the next big star in the making.
Some of the selected poems have a wonderful meter where the words roll off the tongue from one stanza to the next.
the superlatives roll off the tongue in describing Tracie Bennett's portrayal of a showbusiness legend's final curtain-call.