- agreeableness of sound; pleasing effect to the ear, especially a pleasant sounding or harmonious combination or succession of words: the majestic euphony of Milton's poetry.
Origin of euphony
Examples from the Web for euphony
I have assumed it, therefore, as a title, as much from its antiquity as for its euphony.Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas
W. Hastings Macaulay
I have retained several of the French names, on account of their measure and euphony.Athaliah
“Swampville” was euphony, and “Mud Creek” soft music in comparison!The Wild Huntress
The question, however, is a question of euphony, rather than of aught else.A Handbook of the English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
That is the name—and in the interest of euphony it is impossible not to regret the fact.Sophy of Kravonia
- the alteration of speech sounds, esp by assimilation, so as to make them easier to pronounce
- a pleasing sound, esp in speech
Word Origin and History for euphony
mid-15c., from Middle French euphonie, from Late Latin euphonia, from Greek euphonia "sweetness of voice," from euphonos "well-sounding," from eu- "good" (see eu-) + phone "sound, voice," related to phanai "speak" (see fame (n.)).
Hence, euphonium (1865), the musical instrument. Related: Euphonic; euphonious.