Thursday, January 29, 2009

Word Of The Week - Euphonious

euphonious \yoo-FOH-nee-uhs\, adjective:

Pleasing or sweet in sound; smooth-sounding.

"She combines alliteration and deft word choices with the grace of an oral storyteller, creating euphonious and precise sentences that are perfect for reading aloud."
-- Amy L. Cohn, "Children's Books", New York Times, March 10, 1991

Or perhaps:

"It was strange to observe the Fijian leader Frank Bainanarama perched above the parade. In name, so euphonius. In nature, so erroneous"
--My Life As A South Pacific Reporter, Wolfgang Schultz, 2008