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euphonious

[yoo-foh-nee-uh s] /yuˈfoʊ ni əs/
adjective
1.
pleasant in sound; agreeable to the ear; characterized by euphony:
a sweet, euphonious voice.
Origin of euphonious
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75; euphony + -ous
Related forms
euphoniously, adverb
euphoniousness, noun
noneuphonious, adjective
noneuphoniously, adverb
noneuphoniousness, noun
uneuphonious, adjective
uneuphoniously, adverb
uneuphoniousness, noun
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  • The etymology of the euphonious word "Lobskous" I am unable to give.

    War from the Inside

    Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
  • How euphonious to the ear and yet how unusual is the name Hildegarde!

    Fibble, D. D. Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • He will be quite satisfied 345 with euphonious and respectful repetition of them.

  • euphonious and out-of-the-way names are irresistible to the Gypsy.

    The Gypsy's Parson George Hall
  • Each of these terms, though not euphonious, suggests the method employed.

    Oriental Rugs Walter A. Hawley
  • Seclusion and self-effacement have hardly been synonymous with my euphonious name!

    Geraldine Farrar Geraldine Farrar
  • "Not at all," she replied, too discouraged to be euphonious just then.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • The clearing was dignified with the euphonious name of Santrabari.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • The slurs at the euphonious jingler and effeminate Alfred are in place no more.

  • euphonious if you like, my dear; but to me it never seems a name at all.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie Honore de Balzac

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