Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An agreeable combination of sounds; euphony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An agreeable combination of sounds; euphony.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An agreeable sound or combination of sounds.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well, that's the process, it's actually a euphonism really, of supposedly moving a suspected terrorist from one country to another for interrogation in locations that allow agencies, CIA for example, a lot more latitude in how they deal with these people.

    CNN Transcript Dec 7, 2005

  • He had been called Booker as a child-slave; for some reason his mother had added Taliaferro, but the final Washington was a becoming euphonism of his own.

    From Slave to College President Being the Life Story of Booker T. Washington

  • This might sound like a foolish euphonism [sic]; but it is as sound as a bell.

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  • Is it the unadorned simple man that you welcome to your bosom, or a thing of stars and garters, a patch of parchment, the minion of a throne, the lordling of twenty descents, in which each has been weaker than that before it, the hero of a scutcheon, whose glory is in his quarterings, and whose worldly wealth comes from the sweat of serfs whom the euphonism of an effete country has learned to decorate with the name of tenants? '

    He Knew He Was Right

  • Miner, "who advises me to" do the right thing by M'liss, "or intimates somewhat obscurely that he will" bust my crust for me, "which, though complimentary in its abstract expression of interest, and implying a taste for euphonism, evinces an innate coarseness which I fear may blunt his perceptions of delicate shades and Greek outlines.

    The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales With Condensed Novels, Spanish and American Legends, and Earlier Papers

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