from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Euphonious.
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- adjective Alternative form of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having a pleasant sound
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Most noises resonate for about 20 seconds - even the most hideous sounds become euphonous when played in the Silophone.
As the tradition goes, while the commissioners were debating what they should call the town they were making, a wag suggested that it be named Vandalia, in honor of the Vandals, a tribe of Indians which, said he, had once lived on the borders of the Kaskaskia; this, he argued, would conserve a local tradition while giving a euphonous title.
Indian names, which are euphonous, and very often musical; but, so far from it, they appear to have had a pleasure in dismissing them altogether.
_Decameron_, vol.iii. p. --, he appears under the more euphonous as well as genial name of PALMERIN: but the "hermitage" there described has been long deserted by its master and mistress -- who have transferred their treasures and curiosities to the sea-girt village, or rather town, of Ryde and its vicinity: where stained-glass windows and velvet bound tomes are seen to yet greater advantage.
Indeed, the band's famously-honed instincts and dayglo pop-smarts provide the contradictory musical notions that never allow the album to sway too far in one bleak direction or another: it's that friction extant between Chesnutt's shadowy worldview and the inventive bounce and bray of Elf Power's euphonous intraband chemistry that buoys Dark Developments, provides its freshness, and makes for rewarding repeated listening.