- Harmony is defined as agreement, or is defined as a mix of pleasing musical notes that go together.
- An example of harmony is when two people live together and don't fight.
- An example of harmony is when two people sing contrasting parts of a duet that go together perfectly.
- a combination of parts into a pleasing or orderly whole; congruity
- agreement in feeling, action, ideas, interests, etc.; peaceable or friendly relations
- a state of agreement or orderly arrangement according to color, size, shape, etc.
- an arrangement of parallel passages of different authors, esp. of the Scriptures, so as to bring out corresponding ideas, qualities, etc.
- agreeable sounds; music
- the simultaneous sounding of two or more tones, esp. when satisfying to the ear
- structure in terms of the arrangement, modulation, etc. of chords
- the study of this structure
Origin of harmonyMiddle English armony ; from Old French harmonie ; from Classical Latin harmonia ; from Classical Greek ; from harmos, a fitting ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ar- from source art, arm
- a. An orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole: color harmony; the order and harmony of the universe.b. A relationship in which various components exist together without destroying one another: different kinds of fish living in harmony.c. A relationship characterized by a lack of conflict or by agreement, as of opinion or interest: family harmony.
- Music a. The study of the structure, progression, and relation of chords.b. Simultaneous combination of notes in a chord.c. The structure of a work or passage as considered from the point of view of its chordal characteristics and relationships.d. A combination of sounds considered pleasing to the ear.
- A collation of parallel passages, especially from the Gospels, with a commentary demonstrating their consonance and explaining their discrepancies.
Origin of harmonyMiddle English armonie, from Old French, from Latin harmonia, from Greek harmoniā, articulation, agreement, harmony, from harmos, joint; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
- Agreement or accord.
- America's social harmony has depended at least to some degree on economic growth. It is easier to get along when everyone, more or less, is getting ahead. — Evan Thomas, Why It’s Time to Worry, Newsweek 2010-12-04
- a pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds
- (music) The academic study of chords.
- (music) Two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord.
- (music) The relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously.