[ yoo-foh-nee-uh, -fohn-yuh ]
/ yuˈfoʊ ni ə, -ˈfoʊn yə /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for euphonia

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

    Elements of Gaelic Grammar|Alexander Stewart