euphony

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EtymologyEdit

eu- (good) + -phony, from Middle French euphonie, from Late Latin euphonia, from Ancient Greek εὐφωνία (euphōnía), from εὔφωνος (eúphōnos).

NounEdit

euphony (countable and uncountable, plural euphonies)

  1. A pronunciation of letters and syllables which is pleasing to the ear.
    • 1952, Norman Lewis, Golden Earth, Chapter 8:
      Mandalay. In the name there was a euphony which beckoned to the imagination, yet this was the bitter, withered reality.
  2. Pleasant phonetic quality of certain words.
    When I hear you speak, I hear beautiful euphony.

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