A pleasing or sweet sound; an easy, smooth enunciation of sounds; a pronunciation of letters and syllables which is pleasing to the ear.
a series of pleasant sounds producing a positive effect.
Phonetic tendency towards ease of pronunciation and a pleasing acoustic effect.
any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds; "he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes"
Plesantly smooth and melodious languaje.
A smooth, mellifluous sound effect, irrespective of meaning (cf. Dissonance). For example, to most English speakers, the name Charmin is pleasant to the ear, regardless of its meaning. [Greek euphonos : eu "good" + phone "sound"
the arrangement of syllables to create pleasurable sounds. This is the opposite of cacophony.
Harmony or beauty of sound which provides a pleasing effect to the ear, usually sought-for in poetry for effect. It is achieved not only by the selection of individual word-sounds, but also by their arrangement in the repetition, proximity, and flow of sound patterns. Sidelight: The consonants considered most pleasing in sound are l, m, n, r, v, and . The harsher consonants in euphonious texts become less jarring when in the proximity of softer sounds. Vowel sounds are generally more euphonious than the consonants, so a line with a higher ratio of vowel sounds will produce a more agreeable effect; also, the long vowels in words like moon and fate are more melodious than the short vowels in cat and bed. But the most important measure of euphonic strategies is their appropriateness to the subject.(See also Alliteration, Assonance, Consonance, Modulation, Sound Devices) (Compare Resonance) (Contrast Cacophony, Dissonance)
(Gk. eu 'good' + phone 'voice'; adj. euphonious; ®®¦Õ»yµ): 'Good-sounding', melodious.
Language which strikes the ear as smooth, pleasant, and musical.(The opposite of EUPHONY is CACOPHONY).
Euphony ("good sound") refers to language that is smooth and musically pleasant to the ear. See also cacophony.
is attempting to group words together harmoniously, so that the consonants permit an easy and pleasing flow of sound when spoken, as opposed to cacophony. Example: "O star (the fairest one in sight)"
Pleasing sound; usually of words or phrases.
Euphony describes flowing and aesthetically pleasing speech. Poetry is often euphonic, as is well-crafted literary prose.