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euphony

[ yoo-fuh-nee ]
/ ˈyu fə ni /
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noun, plural eu·pho·nies.

agreeableness of sound; pleasing effect to the ear, especially a pleasant sounding or harmonious combination or succession of words: the majestic euphony of Milton's poetry.

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Origin of euphony

1615–25; <Late Latin euphōnia<Greek euphōnía.See eu-, -phony
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British Dictionary definitions for euphony

euphony
/ (ˈjuːfənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

the alteration of speech sounds, esp by assimilation, so as to make them easier to pronounce
a pleasing sound, esp in speech

Word Origin for euphony

C17: from Late Latin euphōnia, from Greek, from eu- + phōnē voice
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