In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- If I lived in Burkina Faso (in the city with the most euphonious name, Ouagadougou), I'd be complaining about the Ouagadougouns.
- My choice, because it is clear, euphonious, and uncontaminated by other associations, is psychedelic, mind-manifesting.
- The apostate failed, and the once vibrant gods of Greece degenerated until they became mere rhetorical flourishes that permitted learned poets, like Milton, to ornament his verse with their euphonious names.
- He said the word meant ‘mind manifesting’ and called it ‘clear, euphonious and uncontaminated by other associations.’
- Soon the tranquil surroundings are filled with an euphonious rendition of ‘Aye mere watan ke logon’.
- It's not clear how his ‘twenty million’, euphonious though it is, serves that end.
- To the scientific mind, a euphonious musical piece that calms the mind and soul is as aesthetically beautiful as a complex mathematical formula.
- There's also a call for ‘bright rights,’ a euphonious phrase if ever there was one.
- The phrase itself is both alliterative and euphonious, and it's certainly not a random adjective-noun combination like we've become used to with band names; furnaces have flames in them, and thus they are fiery.
- Unfortunately, this euphonious name recalls that of the heretic Pelagius, who thanks to Augustine's attack on him gave his name to an abiding view of how Christians achieve salvation.
- Another time I interrupted a marketing meeting to argue with the editor in chief about whether ‘ineluctable’ or ‘deliquescence’ was the more euphonious.
- I'm sure that the actual Chinese name for it is less amusingly euphonious, but there you go.
- There is always a euphonious tone when her name is said, as if honey was rolling off the tips of their tongues.
- It was euphonious and easy to sing and to our young ears sounded good.
- They sat in the euphonious forest, listening to the sounds of the birds and insects.
- They were baffled when I refused to change quoted words to make them more suspenseful, euphonious or, with the puritanism of Americans, less coarse.
- But, once the government takes over from the free market as musical director - and certainly after it appoints the central bank to conduct the orchestra - things are never quite so euphonious.
- The natural harmony between subject and verb is usually euphonious.
- It would be just another speech, just another collection of euphonious platitudes - if it weren't for the sword we've slowly unsheathed over the last six months.
- Everyone who's ever read one of my reviews knows, however, that there's nearly always something cheerful to say (about, say, a book's cover design, or an actor's euphonious name), so that should be incentive enough.
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