Euphony

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Euphony

 

the organization of sound in artistic speech (primarily verse) based on the repetition of sounds; a synonym of phonics. In a narrower sense, the term “euphony” sometimes refers to articulatory and acoustic harmony in speech. A disharmonious succession of vowels at the boundary of two words is called a hiatus.

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If the sound of the sibilant was in any case considered euphonically undesirable by Greeks, its unsynchronized emission would have been a bete noire for the professional choral trainer.
Pallas euphonically yields "pallid" but is also another name for Minerva, goddess of wisdom, who, it is popularly supposed, sprang from the split skull of her father, Jupiter.