eu·​pho·​ni·​ous yü-ˈfō-nē-əs How to pronounce euphonious (audio)
: pleasing to the ear
euphoniously adverb
euphoniousness noun

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 Things started out so well with Fortran and Cobol—brief yet euphonious names rooted in descriptors of language’s purpose: formula translator, business language. Stephen Cass, IEEE Spectrum, 5 Sep. 2023 Combs’ hearty, raspy vocal is nicely paired with Worsham’s relaxed, euphonious singing. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 21 Aug. 2023 The result was the bright, euphonious blend that became the group’s trademark. Bill Friskics-Warren, New York Times, 29 June 2023 Its arcane staccato and euphonious intonation has become deeply ingrained in our language through the word’s use as a magical catchphrase. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 27 Jan. 2015 Although seemingly euphonious, such concepts and goals are anything but. Daniel Buck, National Review, 27 Mar. 2022 Released in January 2021, the record is a poignant commentary on the restrictive beauty standards that society imposes on women, with the 18-year-old’s euphonious vocals magnifying the song’s triumphant message. Rolling Stone, 20 May 2021 With a euphonious voice, tender lyrics, and smooth instrumentals, Brittanny Fousheé believes her music speaks for itself. Allison Hazel, Essence, 10 Mar. 2021 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, 30 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History


Late Latin euphōnia euphony + -ous

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of euphonious was in 1774

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“Euphonious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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