Definition of euphonious in English:



  • (of sound, especially speech) pleasing to the ear.

    ‘this successful candidate delivers a stream of fine, euphonious phrases’
    • ‘If I lived in Burkina Faso (in the city with the most euphonious name, Ouagadougou), I'd be complaining about the Ouagadougouns.’
    • ‘It would be just another speech, just another collection of euphonious platitudes - if it weren't for the sword we've slowly unsheathed over the last six months.’
    • ‘Soon the tranquil surroundings are filled with an euphonious rendition of ‘Aye mere watan ke logon’.’
    • ‘But, once the government takes over from the free market as musical director - and certainly after it appoints the central bank to conduct the orchestra - things are never quite so euphonious.’
    • ‘Another time I interrupted a marketing meeting to argue with the editor in chief about whether ‘ineluctable’ or ‘deliquescence’ was the more euphonious.’
    • ‘The apostate failed, and the once vibrant gods of Greece degenerated until they became mere rhetorical flourishes that permitted learned poets, like Milton, to ornament his verse with their euphonious names.’
    • ‘My choice, because it is clear, euphonious, and uncontaminated by other associations, is psychedelic, mind-manifesting.’
    • ‘There is always a euphonious tone when her name is said, as if honey was rolling off the tips of their tongues.’
    • ‘The phrase itself is both alliterative and euphonious, and it's certainly not a random adjective-noun combination like we've become used to with band names; furnaces have flames in them, and thus they are fiery.’
    • ‘There's also a call for ‘bright rights,’ a euphonious phrase if ever there was one.’
    • ‘The natural harmony between subject and verb is usually euphonious.’
    • ‘They were baffled when I refused to change quoted words to make them more suspenseful, euphonious or, with the puritanism of Americans, less coarse.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, this euphonious name recalls that of the heretic Pelagius, who thanks to Augustine's attack on him gave his name to an abiding view of how Christians achieve salvation.’
    • ‘To the scientific mind, a euphonious musical piece that calms the mind and soul is as aesthetically beautiful as a complex mathematical formula.’
    • ‘Everyone who's ever read one of my reviews knows, however, that there's nearly always something cheerful to say (about, say, a book's cover design, or an actor's euphonious name), so that should be incentive enough.’
    • ‘He said the word meant ‘mind manifesting’ and called it ‘clear, euphonious and uncontaminated by other associations.’’
    • ‘It's not clear how his ‘twenty million’, euphonious though it is, serves that end.’
    • ‘It was euphonious and easy to sing and to our young ears sounded good.’
    • ‘I'm sure that the actual Chinese name for it is less amusingly euphonious, but there you go.’
    • ‘They sat in the euphonious forest, listening to the sounds of the birds and insects.’
    pleasant-sounding, sweet-sounding, mellow, mellifluous, dulcet, sweet, honeyed, lyrical, silvery, silver-toned, golden, bell-like, rhythmical, lilting, pleasant, agreeable, soothing
    harmonious, melodious, melodic, tuneful, musical, symphonious
    easy on the ear
    mellifluent, canorous
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