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Pleasing or agreeable to the ear.

eu·pho′ni·ous·ly adv.
eu·pho′ni·ous·ness n.


(yuˈfoʊ ni əs)

pleasant in sound; agreeable to the ear.
eu•pho′ni•ous•ly, adv.
eu•pho′ni•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.euphonious - having a pleasant sound; "a euphonious trill of silver laughter"
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten
2.euphonious - (of speech or dialect) pleasing in sound; not harsh or strident; "her euphonious Southern speech"
dialect, idiom, accent - the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"


Resembling or having the effect of music, especially pleasing music:
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, it is to be wished that the whole of our country could be rescued, as much as possible, from the wretched nomenclature inflicted upon it, by ignorant and vulgar minds; and thismight be done, in a great degree, by restoring the Indian names, wherever significant and euphonious.
The real name of the little man was Harris, but it had gradually merged into the less euphonious one of Trotters, which, with the prefatory adjective, Short, had been conferred upon him by reason of the small size of his legs.
The sobriquet of La Carconte had been bestowed on Madeleine Radelle from the fact that she had been born in a village, so called, situated between Salon and Lambesc; and as a custom existed among the inhabitants of that part of France where Caderousse lived of styling every person by some particular and distinctive appellation, her husband had bestowed on her the name of La Carconte in place of her sweet and euphonious name of Madeleine, which, in all probability, his rude gutteral language would not have enabled him to pronounce.
The school's choir filled the audience with zeal and enthusiasm with their euphonious song: 'Swagat yahan ka culture hai', glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity.
Livingston's verse is more euphonious and flows more freely than Moore's, so that he uses more phonetic pairs of which one element is a vowel sound than does Moore, whose most favored phoneme pairs tend to have consonants as each element.
She lists English singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and French band Christine and The Queens on her playlist of favourites, describing them as "a little euphonious pick-me-up".
They will be accompanied by the Basque rhythms and sounds of Oreka TX as well as the euphonious Aine song Emi Toko and Fukuko Goukon.
Subtle changes with each repetition enlist the refrain lines, for all their interest in euphonious repetition and visual pleasure, as a form of indirect narration.
deplore its presence and call it "corn smut", but since the writing of Paz's essay it has been turning up on the sort of adventurous fusion menus that Paz so virulently dislikes as "corn truffle," a much more euphonious name, where it might well be paired with elegant blue corn tortillas for cosmopolitan eaters.
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The powerful impact of this euphonious, well-balanced English version was greatly increased by its demand for far fewer sequential changes in jaw, tongue, and mouth positions than any of the other versions--a factor that considerably enhanced the prospect of one's far deeper, and far more effortless immersion in the formula's self-administration ritual.
The conversations with the beach, too, I find euphonious.