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euphonic

[yoo-fon-ik] /yuˈfɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by euphony.
Also, Archaic, euphonical.
Origin of euphonic
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15; euphon(y) + -ic
Related forms
euphonically, adverb
euphonicalness, noun
uneuphonic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for euphonic
Historical Examples
  • The application of euphonic rules was more or less arbitrary.

  • Containing the Latin amnis, river, or only a euphonic form of Clitunnus?

    The River-Names of Europe Robert Ferguson
  • There is a euphonic law for every language; all idioms must have an accent.

  • This root is most readily found in the 1st Fut., subject only to euphonic changes.

    Greek in a Nutshell James Strong
  • Some euphonic changes occur in making these additions, which then take the regular declensional endings.

    Greek in a Nutshell James Strong
  • There are auxiliary verbs, and no small amount of euphonic changes; of which one, more especially, deserves notice.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • And although Gizzard felt that the euphonic effect of Tobin & Cane would have been an improvement, he acquiesced.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • The Irish Gaelic, above most other languages, illustrates a euphonic principle that modifies the vowels of a word.

    The English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • The euphonic reason for the -s, in must, is sufficient to show that it is in a different predicament from durst.

    The English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • Each nation considers its own language, each tribe its own dialect, euphonic.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald
British Dictionary definitions for euphonic

euphonic

/juːˈfɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to euphony; pleasing to the ear
2.
(of speech sounds) altered for ease of pronunciation
Derived Forms
euphonically, euphoniously, adverb
euphoniousness, noun
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