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Thursday, September 05, 2002

Definitions for euphonious

  1. Pleasing or sweet in sound; smooth-sounding.

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Citations for euphonious
She combines alliteration and deft word choices with the grace of an oral storyteller, creating euphonious and precise sentences that are perfect for reading aloud. Amy L. Cohn, New York Times
Einstein originally proposed the more appropriate (but less euphonious) title of "theory of invariants" for his work, but gave up pushing for it when "relativity" caught the public's imagination. James Trefil, New York Times
Origin of euphonious
Euphonious comes from Greek euphonos, "sweet-voiced," from eu-, "well" (hence "sweetly") + phonos, from phone, "voice, sound." The noun form is euphony.
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