adjective formal words or sounds that are euphonious are pleasant to listen to

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  • Euphonious — Eu*pho ni*ous, a. Pleasing or sweet in sound; euphonic; smooth sounding. Hallam. {Eu*pho ni*ous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • euphonious — [adj] pleasing to the ear agreeable, clear, dulcet, harmonious, mellifluous, melodious, musical, rhythmic, smooth, sweet sounding, tuneful, well pitched; concept 563 …   New thesaurus

  • euphonious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ sounding pleasant. DERIVATIVES euphoniously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • euphonious — [yo͞o fō′nē əs] adj. characterized by euphony; having a pleasant sound; harmonious euphoniously adv …   English World dictionary

  • euphonious — euphoniously, adv. euphoniousness, n. /yooh foh nee euhs/, adj. pleasant in sound; agreeable to the ear; characterized by euphony: a sweet, euphonious voice. [1765 75; EUPHONY + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • euphonious — adjective the euphonious chorus of songbirds Syn: pleasant sounding, sweet sounding, mellow, mellifluous, dulcet, sweet, honeyed, lyrical, silvery, golden, lilting, soothing; harmonious, melodious; informal easy on the ear Ant: cacophonous …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • euphonious — adjective Date: 1774 pleasing to the ear • euphoniously adverb • euphoniousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • euphonious — adjective /juːˈfəʊniəs,juˈfoʊniəs/ Pleasant sounding; agreeable to the ear; possessing or demonstrating euphony. Syn: euphonous, sonorous Ant: cacophonous …   Wiktionary

  • euphonious — Synonyms and related words: achingly sweet, agreeable, agreeable sounding, appealing, ariose, arioso, balanced, canorous, cantabile, catchy, concinnate, concinnous, dulcet, euphonic, euphonical, euphonous, fine toned, flowing, fluent, golden,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • euphonious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. mellifluous, musical, melodious, pleasant sounding; see harmonious 1 , melodious . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. harmonious, melodious, mellifluous, pleasing. ANT.: discordant III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective… …   English dictionary for students

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