Definition of Euphony

1. Noun. Any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds. "He fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"




Definition of Euphony

1. n. A pleasing or sweet sound; an easy, smooth enunciation of sounds; a pronunciation of letters and syllables which is pleasing to the ear.

Definition of Euphony

1. Noun. A pronunciation of letters and syllables which is pleasing to the ear. ¹

2. Noun. Good phonetic quality of certain words. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Euphony

1. pleasant sound [n -NIES] : EUPHONIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Euphony

euphoniousness
euphonism
euphonisms
euphonium
euphoniumist
euphoniumists
euphoniums
euphonize
euphonized
euphonizes
euphonizing
euphonon
euphonons
euphonous
euphons
euphony (current term)
euphorbia
euphorbiaceae
euphorbiaceous
euphorbial
euphorbias
euphorbin euphorbine
euphorbium
euphoretic
euphoria
euphoriant
euphoriants
euphorias
euphoric
euphorically

Literary usage of Euphony

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1. A Practical Grammar: In which Words, Phrases, and Sentences are Classified by Stephen Watkins Clark (1866)
"Words of euphony are, in their offices, chiefly rhetorical. Rem—The Principles of euphony are much required in the structure of all languages; for euphony, ..."

2. The Art of Discourse: A System of Rhetoric, Adapted for Use in Colleges and by Henry Noble Day (1872)
"THE oral properties of style include those of euphony and HARMONY. The ultimate distinction between euphony and harmony as properties of language consists ..."

3. The Writing of English by John Matthews Manly, Edith Rickert (1920)
"euphony AND RHYTHM There are two other qualities of the well-built sentence ... One is euphony—produced by combination of harmonious sounds; the other, ..."

4. The Elements of Rhetoric by James De Mille (1882)
"By euphony is meant such a combination of letters and syllables in a word as may afford ... euphony, therefore, appeals to the ear and elegance to the taste ..."

5. Elements of Rhetoric: Designed as a Manual of Instruction by Henry Coppée (1866)
"euphony, then, which is one of the essential or absolute properties of style, is to be attained in various ways ; thus, the loudness of sound concerns its ..."

6. English Prose: Its Elements, History, and Usage by John Earle (1890)
"Variety of Sentence essential to euphony—Analogy between Music and literary euphony—Handel—Musical relations of Poetry and Prose. . . . when the ear and ..."

7. Outlines of a Grammar of the Vei Language: Together with a Vei-English by Sigismund Wilhelm Koelle (1854)
"PHYSICAL LAW OF euphony. The Physical Law of euphony is the tendency of a ... He also suggested the appellation of Physical and Psychical Laws of euphony. ..."

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