Definitions for harmonichɑrˈmɒn ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

har•mon•ichɑrˈmɒn ɪk(adj.)

  1. pertaining to harmony, as distinguished from melody and rhythm.

    Category: Music and Dance

  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.

    Category: Physics

  4. Math. (of a set of values) related in a manner analogous to the frequencies of tones that are consonant. capable of being represented by sine and cosine functions.

    Category: Math

  5. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: overtone (def. 1). 1

  6. a single oscillation whose frequency is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency.

    Category: Physics

Origin of harmonic:

1560–70; < L harmonicus < Gk harmonikós musical, suitable. See harmony , -ic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. harmonic(noun)

    a tone that is a component of a complex sound

  2. harmonic(adj)

    any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental

  3. harmonic(adj)

    of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm

    "subtleties of harmonic change and tonality"- Ralph Hill

  4. harmonic(adj)

    of or relating to harmonics

  5. harmonic(adj)

    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"

  6. harmonic, sympathetic(adj)

    relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body

    "sympathetic vibration"

  7. consonant, harmonic, harmonical, harmonized, harmonised(adj)

    involving or characterized by harmony


  1. harmonic(Noun)

    a component frequency of the signal of a wave that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency

  2. harmonic(Adjective)

    pertaining to harmony

  3. harmonic(Adjective)

    pleasant to hear; harmonious; melodious

  4. harmonic(Adjective)

    attribute of many mathematical entities that only in few cases are obviously related

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harmonic(adj)

    alt. of Harmonical

  2. Harmonic(noun)

    a musical note produced by a number of vibrations which is a multiple of the number producing some other; an overtone. See Harmonics


  1. Harmonic

    A harmonic of a wave is a component frequency of the signal that is an integer multiple of the fundamental frequency, i.e. if the fundamental frequency is f, the harmonics have frequencies 2f, 3f, 4f, . . . etc. The harmonics have the property that they are all periodic at the fundamental frequency, therefore the sum of harmonics is also periodic at that frequency. Harmonic frequencies are equally spaced by the width of the fundamental frequency and can be found by repeatedly adding that frequency. For example, if the fundamental frequency is 25 Hz, the frequencies of the next harmonics are: 50 Hz, 75 Hz, 100 Hz etc.

Editors Contribution

  1. Harmonic

    A radio frequency multiplied one or more times.

Anagrams of harmonic

  1. choirman, chromian

Translations for harmonic

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of, or concerned with, especially musical harmony.

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