euphony


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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
References in classic literature ?
For purposes of euphony, however, without which the lines would be harsh and unpoetical, I have invariably made two syllables of them.
Oh, from out the sounding cells, What a gush of euphony voluminously wells
The essence of ancient Greek euphony lies in the primacy of the spoken word.
Berechnungsverfahren fur denWohlklang beliebiger Schallsignale--gehorbezogene Schallanalyse,{Calculation method for euphony of arbitrary signals - perception related noise analysis}Doctoral Thesis, TU Munchen, 1984
in unison, E pluribus unum, wind boxed into a syntax of euphony.
However, I want to suggest that Kundera's use of language in French (as in Czech) is a considered, personal, and transgressive one, specifically in his use of repetition, unusual syntax, and euphony.
They agreed to publish a joint description of the condition that now bears their names, Ellis being accorded priority for the sake of euphony and by virtue of his alphabetical precedence " [12].
Achieving a resplendent euphony belonging to no land, floating in the ether between Paradise and Earth.
We have now placed our domestic institution, and secured its rights unmistakably, in the Constitution; we have sought by no euphony to hide its name--we have called our negros "slaves," and we have recognized and protected them as persons and our rights to them as property.
The poems "work" because they almost make sense, revealing "how much meaning could be produced by euphony and rhythmic flow combined with imagistic suggestiveness and readerly imagination" (159).
Every sculpture makes a different sound that come together in euphony.
Although these concepts attach most emphasis to the easiness of the sense of poetry and the semantic clarity of the poetic language, they also indicate that avoiding unnecessary complexity and obscurity in the meaning denotes euphony.