Definitions for harmonyˈhɑr mə ni
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
har•mo•ny*ˈhɑr mə ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.
agreement; accord; harmonious relations.
a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity.
any simultaneous combination of tones. the simultaneous combination of tones, esp. when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure, as distinguished from melody and rhythm. the science of the structure, relations, and practical combination of chords.
Category: Music and Dance
an arrangement of the contents of the Gospels, either of all four or of the first three, designed to show their parallelism and differences.
* Syn: See symmetry.
Origin of harmony:
1350–1400; ME armonye < MF < L harmonia < Gk harmonía joint, framework, harmony
compatibility in opinion and action
harmony, musical harmony(noun)
the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
harmony, concord, concordance(noun)
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, concord, concordance(noun)
agreement of opinions
an agreeable sound property
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
harmony(noun)ˈhɑr mə ni
a situation of peace, happiness, and agreement
the dream that people can live in harmony
harmonyˈhɑr mə ni
in music, a combination of notes that sound pleasant together
agreement or accord
a pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds
the academic study of chords
two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord
the relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously
Origin: First attested in 1602. From armonye, from harmonie/armonie, from harmonia, from ἁρμονία
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
concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony
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
a succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation
the science which treats of their construction and progression
see Harmonic suture, under Harmonic
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
From the Grk. _arnumi_, strain. Hence, full of strains.
In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches, or chords. The study of harmony involves chords and their construction and chord progressions and the principles of connection that govern them. Harmony is often said to refer to the "vertical" aspect of music, as distinguished from melodic line, or the "horizontal" aspect. Counterpoint, which refers to the interweaving of melodic lines, and polyphony, which refers to the relationship of separate independent voices, are thus sometimes distinguished from harmony. In popular and jazz harmony, chords are named by their root plus various terms and characters indicating their qualities. In many types of music, notably baroque, romantic, modern and jazz, chords are often augmented with "tensions". A tension is an additional chord member that creates a relatively dissonant interval in relation to the bass. Typically, in the classical common practice period a dissonant chord "resolves" to a consonant chord. Harmonization usually sounds pleasant to the ear when there is a balance between the consonant and dissonant sounds. In simple words, that occurs when there is a balance between "tense" and "relaxed" moments.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'harmony' in Nouns Frequency: #2494
Translations for harmony
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of musical sounds, colours etc) (the state of forming) a pleasing combination
The singers sang in harmony.
- harmoniaPortuguese (BR)
- der EinklangGerman
- सहस्वरता, सुस्वरताHindi
- harmonija, uskladenostCroatian
- harmonija, darnumasLithuanian
- harmonija; saskaņaLatvian
- harmoni, samklangNorwegian
- harmonia, zgodnośćPolish
- سم والى، برابوالى،هم غاړتوبPashto
- harmoni, samklang, välljudSwedish
- armoni; ses ahengiTurkish
- 和聲，色彩搭配和諧Chinese (Trad.)
- سروں کا مترنم مجموعہUrdu
- sự hài hoà; sự hoà âmVietnamese
- 和谐Chinese (Simp.)
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