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Meaning of HARMONY

Pronunciation:  'hârmunee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  compatibility in opinion and action
  2. [n]  an agreeable sound property
  3. [n]  the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
  4. [n]  agreement of opinions
  5. [n]  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

HARMONY is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: concord, concord, concordance, concordance, harmoniousness, musical harmony
 Antonyms: dissonance
 See Also: accord, agreement, agreement, comity, compatibility, congruence, congruity, congruousness, consonance, four-part harmony, harmonisation, harmonization, music, order, peace, preparation, resolution, sound property



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Har"mo*ny\, n.; pl. {Harmonies}. [ F. harmonic, L.
harmonia, Gr. ? joint, proportion, concord, fr. ? a fitting
or joining. See {Article}. ]
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. (Mus.)
   (a) A succession of chords according to the rules of
       progression and modulation.
   (b) The science which treats of their construction and

             Ten thousand harps, that tuned Angelic
             harmonies.                        --Milton.

5. (Anat.) See {Harmonic suture}, under {Harmonic}.

{Close harmony}, {Dispersed harmony}, etc. See under {Close},
   {Dispersed}, etc.

{Harmony of the spheres}. See {Music of the spheres}, under

Syn: {Harmony}, {Melody}.

Usage: 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.

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