noun, plural eu·pho·nies.
- euphorbia pilulifera,
Origin of euphony
Examples from the Web for euphony
Here even standard English has had to make concessions to euphony.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
It would seem that the poet must have had some motive of euphony for the change he made.Minor Poems by Milton|John Milton
I have been guided chiefly by euphony, and the sensation of 'will' as softer and gentler than 'shall.'Lafcadio Hearn|Nina H. Kennard
I cannot account for the particular case of this Christian name on any other ground than that simply of euphony.Surnames as a Science|Robert Ferguson
In some instances these endings are changed for the 645 sake of euphony, certain letters being elided.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3|Hubert Howe Bancroft
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for euphony
mid-15c., from Middle French euphonie, from Late Latin euphonia, from Greek euphonia "sweetness of voice," from euphonos "well-sounding," from eu- "good" (see eu-) + phone "sound, voice," related to phanai "speak" (see fame (n.)).
Hence, euphonium (1865), the musical instrument. Related: Euphonic; euphonious.