“Cellar door” isn’t the only euphonious phrase in the English language.
For Printers Row, the Chicago Tribune‘s literary journal, Michael Robbins catalogs some of the “perfectly strung-together words” that have the power to “delight the ear.”
And though he starts with a passage from William Gaddis’s The Recognitions, it’s not just books he’s talking about. He describes himself as “beguiled by the sounds of words since I first heard an eight-track cassette of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as a child—’Mr. H will demonstrate ten somersets he’ll undertake on solid ground…'”