n. pl. eu·pho·nies
Agreeable sound, especially in the phonetic quality of words.
[French euphonie, from Late Latin euphōnia, from Greek euphōniā, from euphōnos, sweet-voiced : eu-, eu- + phōnē, sound; see bhā-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
eu·phonic (y-fŏnĭk) adj.
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