euphonia

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

noun

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

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Origin of euphonia

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