euphonism


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euphonism

(ˈjuːfəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Linguistics) the use of pleasant-sounding words or phrases
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From his always-disdainful position of privilege, Gavin Stevens remembers that Flem had "to start from scratch," adding, "scratch was a euphonism indeed for where he started from" (248).