[yoo-fuh-nee] /ˈyu fə ni/
noun, plural euphonies.
agreeableness of sound; pleasing effect to the ear, especially a pleasant sounding or harmonious combination or succession of words:
the majestic euphony of Milton’s poetry.
noun (pl) -nies
the alteration of speech sounds, esp by assimilation, so as to make them easier to pronounce
a pleasing sound, esp in speech
mid-15c., from Middle French euphonie, from Late Latin euphonia, from Greek euphonia “sweetness of voice,” from euphonos “well-sounding,” from eu- “good” (see eu-) + phone “sound, voice,” related to phanai “speak” (see fame (n.)).
Hence, euphonium (1865), the musical instrument. Related: Euphonic; euphonious.
[yoo-fawr-bee-ey-shuh s] /yuˌfɔr biˈeɪ ʃəs/ adjective 1. belonging to the Euphorbiaceae, the spurge family of plants. /juːˌfɔːbɪˈeɪʃəs/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Euphorbiaceae, a family of plants typically having capsular fruits: includes the spurges, the castor oil and cassava plants, cascarilla, and poinsettia
[yoo-fawr-bee-uh] /yuˈfɔr bi ə/ noun 1. any plant of the genus Euphorbia, comprising the spurges. /juːˈfɔːbɪə/ noun 1. any plant of the genus Euphorbia, such as the spurges and poinsettia: family Euphorbiaceae
- Euphorbia pilulifera
Euphorbia pilulifera Eu·phor·bi·a pil·u·lif·er·a (yōō-fôr’bē-ə pĭl’yə-lĭf’ər-ə) n. A plant that yields substances used in treating asthma, coryza, and angina pectoris.
euphoretic eu·pho·ret·ic (yōō’fə-rět’ĭk) adj. Having the capability to produce euphoria.