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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.
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(juːˈfɒnɪk) or


1. denoting or relating to euphony; pleasing to the ear
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) (of speech sounds) altered for ease of pronunciation
euˈphonically, euˈphoniously adv
euˈphoniousness n
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(yuˈfɒn ɪk)

also eu•phon′i•cal,

pertaining to or characterized by euphony.
eu•phon′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.euphonic - of or relating to or characterized by euphony
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Resembling or having the effect of music, especially pleasing music:
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[juːˈfɒnɪk] ADJeufónico
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, euphonious
adjeuphonisch, wohlklingend
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[juːˈfɒnɪk] adjeufonico/a
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References in classic literature ?
He was not then known as Wing Biddlebaum, but went by the less euphonic name of Adolph Myers.
A large retrospective exhibition of his work was held in 2004 in the Mohatta Palace Museum in Karachi, and in 2006 his work was included in the New Delhi exhibition Euphonic Palettes showing the common heritage of Indian and Pakistani painters.
The euphonic music, dazzling costumes, artistic props, backdrops, and elegant steps of the students moved in sync with one another making the show even more resplendent.
Filippis, "Multi-Dimensional Voice Program (MDVP) vs Praat for Assessing Euphonic Subjects: A Preliminary Study on the Gender-discriminating Power of Acoustic Analysis Software," Journal of Voice 30, 765.e1-765.e5.
As a poet, he could condense his ahimsa inclinations into such euphonic lines as: 'Hum jang na honain dayenge, khoon ka rang na honain dayenge' (We will never permit war; we will never allow the red stain of blood).
Once they established themselves in Egypt, they decided to go international, signing with the German record label Euphonic Records in 2003.
Indeed, the dieresis employed in the word "suaves," in addition to fulfilling the metrical requirements of the line, also emphasizes the euphonic nature of Mexica song by elongating the diphthong.
It appears that only when there was no appropriate character with an l- initial did the author of the poem choose one with k-, perhaps because l- initial syllables were euphonic and often represented frequently used words.
'Spy' and 'lie' rhyme, but if they sound sinister, the thesaurus can suggest several euphonic synonyms.
In a descriptive noun clause, the singer explains that Chinatown is the home of Ching-a-ling, a euphonic neologism that could be used for any Chinese person.
Woolf infused Between the Acts, Huseby writes, with "Anglo-Saxon alliterative meter, and so I chose euphonic prose as the name for Woolf's project": words that "are simultaneously poetry and prose" (192).