New Favorite Word – Euphony

–  Agreeableness of sound; pleasing effect to the ear, especially a pleasant-sounding or harmonious combination or succession of words

Though usually used to describe lyrics or poetry, euphony can also be found when listening to ordinary words spoken by those you love. No music score or iambic pentameter needed, just words polished by time.

I have a few favorites.

Wendy (age 3) when asked what she wants to be when she grows up: “Actually, I don’t want to grow up.”

Colin (age 4): “I love to miss you so much.”

Daniel (age 2): Gently, with his hand touching the side of my face, “Breakfast, Mom. Breakfast.”

Faith (age 8) in response to a passing motorist: “Hidey ho to you, too”

Dennis singing, forty-two years ago: “One hand, one heart . . . ”

Dad: Any intentionally amusing thing he says is, in fact, hilarious.

Mom: “Your brother is just going through a phase.”


“We didn’t realize we were making memories; we just knew we were having fun.” ~Winnie the Pooh




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