euphony


eu·pho·ny

noun \ˈyü-fə-nē\
plural eu·pho·nies

Definition of EUPHONY

1
:  pleasing or sweet sound; especially :  the acoustic effect produced by words so formed or combined as to please the ear
2
:  a harmonious succession of words having a pleasing sound
eu·phon·ic \y-ˈfä-nik\ adjective
eu·phon·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of EUPHONY

French euphonie, from Late Latin euphonia, from Greek euphōnia, from euphōnos sweet-voiced, musical, from eu- + phōnē voice — more at ban
First Known Use: 1606

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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