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euphonic

[yoo-fon-ik]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or characterized by euphony.
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Also Archaic, eu·phon·i·cal.

Origin of euphonic

First recorded in 1805–15; euphon(y) + -ic
Related formseu·phon·i·cal·ly, adverbeu·phon·i·cal·ness, nounun·eu·phon·ic, adjective
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Related Words for euphonic

dulcet, euphonious, harmonious, mellifluous, melodic, musical, tuneful

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Historical Examples of euphonic

  • The application of euphonic rules was more or less arbitrary.

    Games and Songs of American Children

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  • Containing the Latin amnis, river, or only a euphonic form of Clitunnus?

  • There is a euphonic law for every language; all idioms must have an accent.

  • This root is most readily found in the 1st Fut., subject only to euphonic changes.

  • Some euphonic changes occur in making these additions, which then take the regular declensional endings.


British Dictionary definitions for euphonic

euphonic

euphonious (juːˈfəʊnɪəs)

adjective
  1. denoting or relating to euphony; pleasing to the ear
  2. (of speech sounds) altered for ease of pronunciation
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Derived Formseuphonically or euphoniously, adverbeuphoniousness, noun
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