Meaning of “euphonious” in the English Dictionary

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"euphonious" in British English

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euphoniousadjective

uk /juːˈfəʊ.ni.əs/ us /juːˈfoʊ.ni.əs/ formal

Examples from literature

  • But I must say that a great many poor writers have purposely inserted such verses into their prose, believing that they would make it more euphonious. 
  • I did not believe in old family names unless they were peculiarly euphonious. 
  • It is more probable that he thought he had succeeded in choosing an elegant name with a certain suggestion of the old classics, which was euphonious and not quite common. 
  • There was a clock in some corner of the house which chimed the quarter, the half, the three-quarters, and the hour in strange, euphonious, and pathetic notes. 
  • To such listeners, a comparatively meaningless succession of tones and chords is sufficiently enjoyable, so long as each separate particle, each beat or measure, is euphonious in itself. 

(Definition of “euphonious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)