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har·mo·ny

 (här′mə-nē)
n. pl. har·mo·nies
1.
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.
2. 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.
e. A musical line that harmonically complements the melody: You sing the lead part, and I'll sing the harmony.
3. A collation of parallel passages, especially from the Gospels, with a commentary demonstrating their consonance and explaining their discrepancies.

[Middle English armonie, from Old French, from Latin harmonia, from Greek harmoniā, articulation, agreement, harmony, from harmos, joint; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

harmony

(ˈhɑːmənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. agreement in action, opinion, feeling, etc; accord
2. order or congruity of parts to their whole or to one another
3. agreeable sounds
4. (Music, other) music
a. any combination of notes sounded simultaneously
b. the vertically represented structure of a piece of music. Compare melody1b, rhythm1
c. the art or science concerned with the structure and combinations of chords
5. (Bible) a collation of the material of parallel narratives, esp of the four Gospels
[C14: from Latin harmonia concord of sounds, from Greek: harmony, from harmos a joint]

har•mo•ny

(ˈhɑr mə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. agreement; accord; harmonious relations.
2. a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity.
3.
a. any simultaneous combination of tones.
b. the simultaneous combination of tones, esp. when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure, as distinguished from melody and rhythm.
c. the science of the structure, relations, and practical combination of chords.
4. an arrangement of the contents of the Gospels, either of all four or of the first three, designed to show their parallelism and differences.
[1350–1400; Middle English armonye < Middle French < Latin harmonia < Greek harmonía joint, framework, harmony]
syn: See symmetry.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harmony - compatibility in opinion and actionharmony - compatibility in opinion and action
compatibility - capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
congruence, congruity, congruousness - the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
2.harmony - the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chordsharmony - the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
harmonisation, harmonization - a piece of harmonized music
four-part harmony - harmony in which each chord has four notes that create four melodic lines
preparation - (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord; "the resolution of one dissonance is often the preparation for another dissonance"
resolution - (music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
3.harmony - 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
order - established customary state (especially of society); "order ruled in the streets"; "law and order"
peace - harmonious relations; freedom from disputes; "the roommates lived in peace together"
comity - a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect
accord, agreement - harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"
4.harmony - agreement of opinions
agreement - the verbal act of agreeing
5.harmony - an agreeable sound property
sound property - an attribute of sound
harmoniousness, consonance - the property of sounding harmonious
dissonance - disagreeable sounds

harmony

harmony

noun
2. Harmonious mutual understanding:
3. Satisfying arrangement marked by even distribution of elements, as in a design:
4. Pleasing agreement, as of musical sounds:
Music: consonance.
Translations
إنْسِجامإنْسِجام، تَفاهُم
harmoniesouladsouzvuk
harmoni
harmoniasointu
akkord
samhljómursátt og samlyndihljómfræðijafnvægi
darniai dainuotidarniai grotidarnumasdarnusharmonija
harmonijasaskaņasaticība
harmóniasúladsúzvuk
ubranost
ahenkarmonises ahengiuyum

harmony

[ˈhɑːmənɪ] Narmonía f
to sing/live in harmony with sbcantar/vivir en armonía con algn

harmony

[ˈhɑːrməni] n
(= accord) → harmonie f
racial harmony → harmonie f raciale
in harmony [live, work] → en harmonie
in harmony with sth/sb [live, work] → en harmonie avec qch/qn
(MUSIC)harmonie f
in harmony [sing, play] → en harmonie

harmony

nHarmonie f; (of colours also)harmonisches Zusammenspiel; (fig: = harmonious relations) → Eintracht f; to live/work in perfect harmony with somebodyin Harmonie or Eintracht mit jdm leben/zusammenarbeiten; to be in/out of harmony with (lit)harmonieren/nicht harmonieren mit; (fig also)in Einklang/nicht in Einklang stehen or sein mit; to live in harmony with natureim Einklang mit der Natur leben; to sing in harmonymehrstimmig singen; (= in tune)rein singen; his ideas are out of harmony with the ageseine Vorstellungen sind nicht zeitgemäß or passen nicht in die Zeit

harmony

[ˈhɑːmənɪ] narmonia

harmony

(ˈhaːməni) plural ˈharmonies noun
1. (of musical sounds, colours etc) (the state of forming) a pleasing combination. The singers sang in harmony.
2. the agreement of people's feelings, opinions etc. Few married couples live in perfect harmony.
harˈmonic (-ˈmo-) adjective
of, or concerned with, especially musical harmony.
harˈmonious (-ˈməu-) adjective
1. pleasant-sounding. a harmonious melody.
2. pleasant to the eye. a harmonious colour scheme.
3. without disagreement or bad feeling. a harmonious relationship.
harˈmoniously adverb
harˈmoniousness noun
ˈharmonize, ˈharmonise verb
1. to sing or play musical instruments in harmony.
2. to add different parts to (a melody) to form harmonies.
3. to (cause to) be in harmony or agreement. The colours in this room harmonize nicely.
harmoniˈzation, harmoniˈsation noun

har·mo·ny

n. armonía, reunión o comunicación agradable.
References in classic literature ?
There was a basic harmony between Antonia and her mistress.
The little glimpse of domestic harmony which had been offered her, gave her no regret, no longing.
I have been mocked with the likensss of sleep, while sounds of discord have rent my ears, such as might manifest the fullness of time, and that nature had forgotten her harmony.
In the first flush of gratitude to their father for this opportune holiday, something of harmony had been restored to the family circle that had of late been shaken by discord.
It was as if some transcendent musician should draw a soul-thrilling sweetness out of a cracked instrument, which makes its physical imperfection heard in the midst of ethereal harmony,--so deep was the sensibility that found an organ in Hepzibah's voice!
It comprised a variety of instruments, perhaps imperfectly adapted to one another, and played with no great skill; but yet attaining the great object for which the harmony of drum and clarion addresses itself to the multitude -- that of imparting a higher and more heroic air to the scene of life that passes before the eye.
Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic.
Once, in the evening, when they were all in harmony, and the house was as good as bought, Szedvilas came in and upset them again.
Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.
There is in fact a sort of harmony discoverable between the capabilities of the landscape within a circle of ten miles' radius, or the limits of an afternoon walk, and the threescore years and ten of human life.
A man who has traveled as much as I have, and seen as much of the world, sees it plain enough, but he can't cure it, you know, so the best is to leave it and seek a sphere which is more in harmony with his tastes and culture.
Diligence and attention soon gave him the knack of it, and he strode down the street with his mouth full of harmony and his soul full of gratitude.