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eu·pho·ny

 (yo͞o′fə-nē)
n. pl. eu·pho·nies
Agreeable sound, especially in the phonetic quality of words.

[French euphonie, from Late Latin euphōnia, from Greek euphōniā, from euphōnos, sweet-voiced : eu-, eu- + phōnē, sound; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

eu·phon′ic (yo͞o-fŏn′ĭk) adj.
eu·phon′i·cal·ly adv.

euphony

(ˈjuːfənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) the alteration of speech sounds, esp by assimilation, so as to make them easier to pronounce
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a pleasing sound, esp in speech
[C17: from Late Latin euphōnia, from Greek, from eu- + phōnē voice]

eu•pho•ny

(ˈyu fə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
agreeableness of sound; pleasing effect to the ear, esp. a pleasant sounding or harmonious combination or succession of words.
[1615–25; < Late Latin euphōnia < Greek euphōnía. See eu-, -phony]

euphony

1. an agreeableness in sounds; a pleasantness to the ear; harmoniousness.
2. Phonetics. a harmoniousness in speech sounds, especially in word choices emphasizing various patterns of consonants or vowels. — euphonic, euphonical, euphonious, adj.
See also: Sound

euphony

A combination of pleasant sounding words.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.euphony - any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds; "he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"
auditory sensation, sound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
music of the spheres - an inaudible music that Pythagoras thought was produced by the celestial
reharmonise, reharmonize - provide with a different harmony; "reharmonize the melody"
harmonise, harmonize - write a harmony for
orchestrate - write an orchestra score for
instrumentate, instrument - write an instrumental score for
transcribe - rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended
Translations

euphony

[ˈjuːfənɪ] Neufonía f

euphony

n (Mus, Ling) → Euphonie f, → Wohlklang m