Similar to how euphonic describes words that sound pleasing, is there a word for numbers that feel pleasing and comfortable? Like 12:34, $20, or 7.17? I ask because it seems to be an important concept in marketing, storytelling, and even culture.

I can think to construct eunumeric, which I find euphonic too, but I've never seen that anywhere. :)

EDIT: Would like to open again because someone claimed this question was opinion-based, but I added a comment explaining why I think that’s incorrect. The definition is not opinion-based, but it does describe a subjective concept.

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    Euphonic can be applied to numbers too
    – user 66974
    Commented May 22, 2021 at 6:54
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    Just because you haven't seen eunumeric anywhere doesn't mean you can't use it! Commented May 22, 2021 at 7:17
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    As to retail, an amount might be good to use as a price if it is a price point.
    – Rosie F
    Commented May 22, 2021 at 8:34
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    The application of the word is definitely subjective, but its definition is not. Beauty is a subjective but well-defined concept. And again I wouldn't call that timestamp aesthetically pleasing, it's not the shapes of the glyphs that make it interesting, it's the relation between the digits. I'm not sure I've heard many great attempts at an answer here, and I think the question should still be open… Commented May 23, 2021 at 1:55
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    I voted to close this because I have a strong opinion that few people find numbers intrinsically pleasing. Some are more salient ( ... 98, 99, 100, 101), a dozen, a gross, a million ...) but salience rather than pleasingness through familiarity is the main issue here. 'Favourite colours' makes more sense, and the two-word term is what is used. Commented May 23, 2021 at 13:50

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I liked the answers elegant and salient, but would love most to be able to use eunumeric someday if it ever catches on. :) Thanks everyone for the discussion!

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