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[yoo-foh-nee-uh s] /yuˈfoʊ ni əs/
pleasant in sound; agreeable to the ear; characterized by euphony:
a sweet, euphonious voice.
Origin of euphonious
1765-75; euphony + -ous
Related forms
euphoniously, adverb
euphoniousness, noun
noneuphonious, adjective
noneuphoniously, adverb
noneuphoniousness, noun
uneuphonious, adjective
uneuphoniously, adverb
uneuphoniousness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for euphonious
  • Some words tug at the heart, some pique the mind and others are simply euphonious.
  • But the large name pool is not the only obstacle to creative, euphonious naming.
  • She doesn't traffic in the artful, the lyrical or the euphonious.
  • Proposed new names should be unique and euphonious, if possible, and not unduly long or clumsy.
British Dictionary definitions for euphonious


denoting or relating to euphony; pleasing to the ear
(of speech sounds) altered for ease of pronunciation
Derived Forms
euphonically, euphoniously, adverb
euphoniousness, noun
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