Harmony definition

härmə-nē
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Agreement in feeling, action, ideas, interests, etc.; peaceable or friendly relations.
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A combination of parts into a pleasing or orderly whole; congruity.
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A state of agreement or orderly arrangement according to color, size, shape, etc.
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Agreeable sounds; music.
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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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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 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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(music) Two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord.
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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 pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds.
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(music) The academic study of chords.
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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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An orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole.

Color harmony; the order and harmony of the universe.

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A relationship in which various components exist together without destroying one another.

Different kinds of fish living in harmony.

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A relationship characterized by a lack of conflict or by agreement, as of opinion or interest.

Family harmony.

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The study of the structure, progression, and relation of chords.
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Simultaneous combination of notes in a chord.
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The structure of a work or passage as considered from the point of view of its chordal characteristics and relationships.
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A combination of sounds considered pleasing to the ear.
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The simultaneous sounding of two or more tones, esp. when satisfying to the ear.
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Structure in terms of the arrangement, modulation, etc. of chords.
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The study of this structure.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
harmony
Plural:
harmonies

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