euphony

[ US /ˈjufəni/ ]
NOUN
  1. any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes
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How To Use euphony In A Sentence

  • He employs a wide variety of tonal registers and often emphasizes dissonance or euphony in particular verses by varying the intensity of speed and volume while reading.
  • The eclectic mix of trance, tabla and the violin euphony left the raving party animals craving for more.
  • If so, the euphony is, for Conrad, not just thoroughly but almost allusively Romantic. Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian
  • A man who wrote wondrously for the ear was surely not seduced by the euphony of her name, but they fell in love and she stuck to him over the years through many a scrape.
  • Such euphony is hard to resist.
  • Its euphony and indefiniteness were a charm to him. The Volokh Conspiracy » “We Cannot Ask a Man [Being Considered for the Supreme Court] What He Will Do”
  • In addition to its more commonly recognized senses, "euphony" also has a more specific meaning in the field of linguistics, where it can refer to the preference for words that are easy to pronounce; this preference may be the cause of an observed trend of people altering the pronunciation of certain words apparently in favor of sound combinations that are simpler and faster to say out loud. Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
  • That hands-on style brought an integrity and euphony to the lifetime written record of his creative, illuminating and vivifying mind.
  • Fowler prescribed "a'n't" and not "amn't", for the reason of euphony you gave. On aren't I
  • Soft voices whisper place names and dates, invoking memory and history just as the choreography suggests the euphony of physical connections, of reasons for momentum and impetus.
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