euphonious

adjective
eu·​pho·​ni·​ous | \ yü-ˈfō-nē-əs How to pronounce euphonious (audio) \

Definition of euphonious

: pleasing to the ear

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Other Words from euphonious

euphoniously adverb
euphoniousness noun

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Examples of euphonious in a Sentence

an opera singer with an appropriately euphonious name the doorbell had a noticeably euphonious chime
Recent Examples on the Web More surprising are passages of childlike innocence—for example, a euphonious chorus of singing flowers—and episodes of polyrhythmic orchestral exuberance, as in Kay’s wild sleigh ride with the Queen. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "Opera Against the Patriarchy," 30 Dec. 2019 The super-producer hailing from Iowa changed hip-hop with an ear for flipping certain cadences into euphonious loops -- a production style that many attempted to mimic at the top of the decade. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "'A Milli' Producer Bangladesh Talks Timeless Hit & Wanting to Work With Lil Wayne Again: 'He's Got a "Thriller" Album in Him'," 13 Feb. 2018 If the cartoonists had christened weekends the way the Jacobins christened months, time would tick by in a succession of euphonious fairways: Silvermine, Millbrook, Burning Tree, Rockrimmon, Stanwich. Cullen Murphy, Vanities, "When Fairfield County Was the Comic-Strip Capital of the World," 9 Aug. 2017 If the cartoonists had christened weekends the way the Jacobins christened months, time would tick by in a succession of euphonious fairways: Silvermine, Millbrook, Burning Tree, Rockrimmon, Stanwich. Cullen Murphy, vanityfair.com, "When Fairfield County Was the Comic-Strip Capital of the World," 3 Aug. 2017 Sullivan’s music is typically euphonious and sprightly, played deftly by the orchestra under the baton of David Möschler, but there are relatively few memorable ditties compared to some of the duo’s most popular works. Reading this on your phone? Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘Patience’ not Gilbert and Sullivan’s best, but still worthy," 10 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of euphonious

1774, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Euphonious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euphonious. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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euphonious

adjective
How to pronounce euphonious (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of euphonious

formal : having a pleasant sound

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