[ yoo-foh-nee-uh, -fohn-yuh ]

  1. any of several small tanagers of the genus Euphonia, having a melodious song, most species of which have yellow and glossy black plumage.

Origin of euphonia

From New Latin, dating back to 1585–95; see origin at euphony

Words Nearby euphonia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use euphonia in a sentence

  • It is termed eclipsis by the Irish grammarians, and is an evidence of a nice attention to euphonia.

    Elements of Gaelic Grammar | Alexander Stewart