V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a pleasant, harmonious quality of sound formed when words are combined to create smooth enunciation of letters and syllables

Synonyms: harmoniousness, melodiousness, musicality, consonance

Antonyms: cacophony

Tips: Euphony is derived from the Greek euphOnia, from euphOnos, "sweet-voiced, musical." Literature, poetry, music, or even a person's speech patterns can be a euphony. It is a literary term that refers to language that is smooth and pleasing to the ear.

Usage Examples:

To some people, opera is a euphony; to others rap provides that kind of harmony. (harmoniousness, consonance)

Walt Whitman is a famous, early American poet whose picturesque euphony of poetry paints a memorable picture of nature and history. (melodiousness, musicality)

I feel that opera is the only true euphony, because it combines music with the spoken word and elicits intense emotions. (melodiousness, musicality)

The poet's lovely voice sounded like music to me; her reading was pure euphony. (melodiousness, musicality)

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