Harmony meaning

härmə-nē
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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.

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A combination of parts into a pleasing or orderly whole; congruity.
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Agreement in feeling, action, ideas, interests, etc.; peaceable or friendly relations.
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(music) Two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord.
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A state of agreement or orderly arrangement according to color, size, shape, etc.
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An arrangement of parallel passages of different authors, esp. of the Scriptures, so as to bring out corresponding ideas, qualities, etc.
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Agreeable sounds; music.
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(music) The academic study of chords.
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(music) The relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously.
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A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency.

A harmony of the Gospels.

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A pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds.
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A collation of parallel passages, especially from the Gospels, with a commentary demonstrating their consonance and explaining their discrepancies.
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Origin of harmony

  • Middle English armonie from Old French from Latin harmonia from Greek harmoniā articulation, agreement, harmony from harmos joint ar- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1602. From Middle English armonye, from Old French harmonie/armonie, from Latin harmonia, from Ancient Greek ἁρμονία (harmonia, “joint, union, agreement, concord of sounds”).

    From Wiktionary