euphony

Shakespeare's language is a good example of euphony: pleasant, musical sounds in harmony, as with “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow / Creeps in this petty pace from day to day.”

Use euphony to describe music or poetry. To understand it, break it down: eu- means good; phon- means sound or voice. Of course, just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, euphony is in the ear of the listener — it's subjective. Kids and their parents rarely find euphony in the same song.

Definitions of euphony
  1. noun
    any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    synonyms: music
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    types:
    music of the spheres
    an inaudible music that Pythagoras thought was produced by the celestial
    type of:
    auditory sensation, sound
    the subjective sensation of hearing something
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