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Visual representation of harmonics in the periodic motion of a vibrating guitar string. First (or fundamental) harmonic (top), second harmonic (center), and sixth harmonic (bottom).

har·mon·ic

 (här-mŏn′ĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to harmony.
b. Pleasing to the ear: harmonic orchestral effects.
c. Characterized by harmony: a harmonic liturgical chant.
2. Of or relating to harmonics.
3. Integrated in nature.
n.
1.
a. Any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental tone.
b. A tone produced on a stringed instrument by lightly touching an open or stopped vibrating string at a given fraction of its length so that both segments vibrate. Also called overtone, partial, partial tone.
2. harmonics(used with a sing. verb) The theory or study of the physical properties and characteristics of musical sound.
3. Physics Any of a series of periodic waves whose frequencies are integral multiples of a fundamental frequency.

[Latin harmonicus, from Greek harmonikos, from harmoniā, harmony; see harmony.]

har·mon′i·cal·ly adv.

harmonic

(hɑːˈmɒnɪk)
adj
1. of, involving, producing, or characterized by harmony; harmonious
2. (Music, other) music of, relating to, or belonging to harmony
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. capable of expression in the form of sine and cosine functions
b. of or relating to numbers whose reciprocals form an arithmetic progression
4. (General Physics) physics of or concerned with an oscillation that has a frequency that is an integral multiple of a fundamental frequency
5. (General Physics) physics of or concerned with harmonics
n
6. (Music, other) physics music a component of a periodic quantity, such as a musical tone, with a frequency that is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency. The first harmonic is the fundamental, the second harmonic (twice the fundamental frequency) is the first overtone, the third harmonic (three times the fundamental frequency) is the second overtone, etc
7. (General Physics) physics music a component of a periodic quantity, such as a musical tone, with a frequency that is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency. The first harmonic is the fundamental, the second harmonic (twice the fundamental frequency) is the first overtone, the third harmonic (three times the fundamental frequency) is the second overtone, etc
8. (Music, other) music (not in technical use) overtone: in this case, the first overtone is the first harmonic, etc
[C16: from Latin harmonicus relating to harmony]
harˈmonically adv

har•mon•ic

(hɑrˈmɒn ɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining to harmony, as distinguished from melody and rhythm.
2. marked by harmony; in harmony; concordant; consonant.
3. of, pertaining to, or noting a series of oscillations in which each oscillation has a frequency that is an integral multiple of the same basic frequency.
4. Math.
a. (of a set of values) related in a manner analogous to the frequencies of tones that are consonant.
b. capable of being represented by sine and cosine functions.
n.
6. a single oscillation whose frequency is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency.
[1560–70; < Latin harmonicus < Greek harmonikós musical, suitable. See harmony, -ic]
har•mon′i•cal•ly, adv.
har•mon′i•cal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harmonic - a tone that is a component of a complex sound
pure tone, tone - a steady sound without overtones; "they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies"
first harmonic, fundamental frequency, fundamental - the lowest tone of a harmonic series
partial tone, overtone, partial - a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
2.harmonic - any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental
timbre, tone, quality, timber - (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
Adj.1.harmonic - of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm; "subtleties of harmonic change and tonality"- Ralph Hill
nonharmonic - not harmonic; "a nonharmonic note"
2.harmonic - of or relating to harmonics
3.harmonic - of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds; "the sound of the resonating cavity cannot be the only determinant of the harmonic response"
4.harmonic - relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration"
harmonious - musically pleasing
5.harmonic - involving or characterized by harmony
harmonious - musically pleasing

harmonic

adjective
Characterized by harmony of sound:
Translations
تَوافُقي النَّغَم ، مُؤْتَلِف
harmonický
harmonisk
ahenkli

harmonic

[hɑːˈmɒnɪk] ADJarmónico

harmonic

[hɑːrˈmɒnɪk] adjharmonique

harmonic

n (Mus) → Oberton m
adj (Mus, Phys) → harmonisch

harmonic

[hɑːˈmɒnɪk] adjarmonico/a

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
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