(Noun) The quality of having a pleasant sound; the pleasing effect of sounds free from harshness; chiefly with reference to combinations of words in sentences, or of phonetic elements in spoken words.

In Context

“When a prime minister starts talking with relish about iron and blood (the phrase was later – perhaps, for euphony – turned round to read ‘blood and iron’) in his second speech in office and in connection with the rectification of his country’s frontiers it is only fair to take him seriously.”

Edward Crankshaw, Bismarck, 1981.

This word was suggested by Jeff Bergman in the Office of Human Resources.