euphonious etymology

English word euphonious comes from English -ous, English euphony

Detailed word origin of euphonious

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ous English (eng) (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to name chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a lower oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ic. For example sulphuric acid (H2SO4) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H2SO3). See Inorganic nomenclature.. Used to form adjectives from nouns, to denote possession or [...]
euphony English (eng) A pronunciation of letters and syllables which is pleasing to the ear.. Good phonetic quality of certain words.
euphonious English (eng) Pleasant-sounding; agreeable to the ear; possessing or demonstrating euphony.

Words with the same origin as euphonious

Descendants of -ous
advantageous analogy autonomous cancerous courageous courteous delirious flirtatious gorge gorgeous incestuous instantaneous miscellaneous momentous monotonous murderous nauseous outrageous poisonous sensuous simultaneous spontaneous squeamish synonymous thunderous
Descendants of euphony
euphonic euphoniousness euphonize