Definition of Harmony

1. Noun. Compatibility in opinion and action.

Exact synonyms: Harmoniousness
Generic synonyms: Compatibility
Specialized synonyms: Congruence, Congruity, Congruousness
Derivative terms: Harmonious, Harmonious, Harmonious, Harmonical, Harmonize



2. Noun. The structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords.
Exact synonyms: Musical Harmony
Generic synonyms: Music
Specialized synonyms: Harmonisation, Harmonization, Four-part Harmony, Preparation, Resolution
Derivative terms: Harmonic, Harmonical, Harmonious

3. Noun. A harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole.
Exact synonyms: Concord, Concordance
Generic synonyms: Order
Specialized synonyms: Peace, Comity, Accord, Agreement
Derivative terms: Concord, Harmonic, Harmonical, Harmonious, Harmonious, Harmonise, Harmonise, Harmonize, Harmonize, Harmonize

4. Noun. Agreement of opinions.
Exact synonyms: Concord, Concordance
Generic synonyms: Agreement
Derivative terms: Concord, Concord, Concord, Concordant, Harmonical

5. Noun. An agreeable sound property.
Generic synonyms: Sound Property
Specialized synonyms: Consonance, Harmoniousness
Antonyms: Dissonance
Derivative terms: Harmonic, Harmonical, Harmonious

Definition of Harmony

1. n. The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in things intended to form a connected whole; such an agreement between the different parts of a design or composition as to produce unity of effect; as, the harmony of the universe.

Definition of Harmony

1. Noun. agreement or accord ¹

2. Noun. a pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds ¹

3. Noun. (music) the academic study of chords ¹

4. Noun. (music) two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord ¹

5. Noun. (music) the relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Harmony

1. agreement [n -NIES] - See also: agreement

Medical Definition of Harmony

1. 1. The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in things, or things intended to form a connected whole; such an agreement between the different parts of a design or composition as to produce unity of effect; as, the harmony of the universe. 2. Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony. 3. A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency; as, a harmony of the Gospels. 4. A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation. The science which treats of their construction and progression. "Ten thousand harps, that tuned Angelic harmonies." (Milton) Harmony results from the concord of two or more strains or sounds which differ in pitch and quality. Melody denotes the pleasing alternation and variety of musical and measured sounds, as they succeed each other in a single verse or strain. 5. See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic. Close harmony, Dispersed harmony, etc. See Close, Dispersed, etc. Harmony of the spheres. Origin: F.harmonic, L. Harmonia, Gr. Joint, proportion, concord, fr. A fitting or joining. (06 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Harmony

harmonium
harmoniums
harmonizabilities
harmonizability
harmonizable
harmonization
harmonizations
harmonize
harmonized
harmonizer
harmonizers
harmonizes
harmonizing
harmonograph
harmonographs
harmony (current term)
harmost
harmosts
harmosty
harmotome
harms
harn
harn-pan
harness
harness bend
harness bends

Literary usage of Harmony

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Being the Sixth Volume of the by Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd (1920)
"Thomas H. Atwell: New York (and Vermont) Collection of Sacred harmony, 1794 (and to 1805). ... Amos Pillsbury: United States Sacred harmony, Boston, 1799. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"With the striving for independence of the voices or parte goes hand in hand the desire for consonance (harmony) on the strong notes of the cantus firmus, ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"The second harmony is a cube of the same number, and is also described as 100 ... The second harmony is The period of the world is defined by the first ..."

4. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Architectural harmony analogous to musical rhythm and harmony. There are many indications in the earlier, freer architecture of the Greeks that they ..."

5. Proceedings by National Speech Arts Association (1893)
"harmony OF THE RUSH AND DELSARTE PHILOSOPHIES. BY ROBERT IRVING FKI.TON. ... Let the discovery of those lines of parallelism and harmony be our task for the ..."

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