Euphony

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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