[ yoo-foh-nee-uhs ]
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  1. pleasant in sound; agreeable to the ear; characterized by euphony: a sweet, euphonious voice.

Origin of euphonious

First recorded in 1765–75; euphony + -ous

Other words from euphonious

  • eu·pho·ni·ous·ly, adverb
  • eu·pho·ni·ous·ness, noun
  • non·eu·pho·ni·ous, adjective
  • non·eu·pho·ni·ous·ly, adverb
  • non·eu·pho·ni·ous·ness, noun
  • un·eu·pho·ni·ous, adjective
  • un·eu·pho·ni·ous·ly, adverb
  • un·eu·pho·ni·ous·ness, noun

Words Nearby euphonious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use euphonious in a sentence

  • That was her idea, I assure you,—my own depravity could suggest nothing more euphonious than Canajoharie.

    A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
  • But they are grand men, and their names are quite as euphonious as some English ones we could pick out.

    Mary and I | Stephen Return Riggs
  • There were sedgy plants in bloom, jack-in-the-pulpit, and what might have been a lily, with a more euphonious name.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem | Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • The latter example might have been called a Collar of 8, 8, were it not that that name is less euphonious than SS.

  • These native names are generally much more significant, and euphonious than the Saxon, Gaelic, or Celtic.