euphonious

Something euphonious sounds beautiful and pleasant. "You have a euphonious voice!" is a great compliment for a singer.

This word sounds pretty when you say it, so it makes sense that it describes something pleasing to the ear. Most often, this word applies to music (probably not a heavy metal band, though). A great public speaker might have a euphonious voice. A well-written poem sounds euphonious. Many people find the sounds of nature euphonious. But the sound of barking, howling dogs? Not euphonious.

Definitions of euphonious
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adj having a pleasant sound

“a euphonious trill of silver laughter”
Synonyms:
euphonous
golden
suggestive of gold
silvern, silvery
resembling or reminiscent of silver
Antonyms:
cacophonic, cacophonous
having an unpleasant sound
cackly, squawky
like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg
croaky, guttural
like the sounds of frogs and crows
grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy
unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
gruff, hoarse, husky
deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
jangling, jangly
like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together
jarring
making or causing a harsh and irritating sound
raucous, strident
unpleasantly loud and harsh
rending, ripping, splitting
resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree
noisy
full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds
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adj (of speech or dialect) pleasing in sound; not harsh or strident

“her euphonious Southern speech”
Synonyms:
soft
(of sound) relatively low in volume

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