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One skilled in harmony.

har′mo·nis′tic adj.
har′mo·nis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Music, other) a person skilled in the art and techniques of harmony
2. (Bible) a person who combines and collates parallel narratives
ˌharmoˈnistic adj
ˌharmoˈnistically adv
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a member of a Protestant sect from Württemberg, Germany that settled in Harmony, Pennsylvania, in 1803, and believed in common ownership of property.
See also: Protestantism
a person skilled in the principles of harmony. See also literature
See also: Music
a scholar of literature who shows parallels or harmony between passages from different authors. See also music.
See also: Literature
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References in classic literature ?
And he who mingles music with gymnastic in the fairest proportions, and best attempers them to the soul, may be rightly called the true musician and harmonist in a far higher sense than the tuner of the strings.
As a verbal melodist, especially a melodist of sweetness and of stately grace, and as a harmonist of prolonged and complex cadences, he is unsurpassable.
flagship, French maison de parfums The Harmonist found the ideal location for its feng shui-inspired scents.
Somewhat surprisingly, The Harmonist at Nightfall is only her second book of poems, after Evening Chore (Cascadia, 2005), although she also co-wrote her father Gerald Miller's memoir, A Hundred Camels: A Mission Doctor's Sojourn and Murder Trial in Somalia (Cascadia, 2009) and edited a book of stories by Indiana seniors; and she has published widely in journals like Christian Century, North American Review, and Shenandoah.
Always under threat of persecution, philosophers protected both themselves and ordinary society by expounding salutary (often pious or conventional) teachings on the surface of their texts and hiding their genuine, destabilizing beliefs "between the lines." Whereas the ancients understood the advantages and even naturalness of the "conflictualist" view of theory and practice, modern philosophers take the "harmonist" position that theory must guide practice (as in Enlightenment rationalism) or that theory must somehow conform to existing practices (as in the romantic or historicist counter-Enlightenment).
The Intelligence, which produces or controls human actions and occurrences, is often represented by the Mystics under the name and notion of the supreme Harmonist. I do not myself approve of these metaphors: they seem to imply a restlessness to understand that which is not among the appointed objects of out comprehension or discursive faculty.
"He was a harmonist but he had an unapologetic view of idealism and I found that very inspiring.
She's a very adept harmonist. She can sing along to basically anything and all the songs she knew, she had written harmony parts to.
(10) Ferula harmonist. (11) Phaseolus vutgares L., (12) Chamaemelum mixtum L., Cymbopogon proximus, Nigella sativa L., and Zenthoxylum alatum, (13) Mentha pulegium, (14) and Lupinous albus L.
Susanna," which was copyrighted without Foster's name in New York many months before a Cincinnati publisher issued it in 1848 (again without credit, although Foster may have been paid) in a collection called Songs of the Sable Harmonist. Was Foster naive or clever?