What does Harmony mean?

Definitions for Harmony
ˈhɑr mə nihar·mo·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harmony, harmoniousnessnoun

    compatibility in opinion and action

  2. harmony, musical harmonynoun

    the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords

  3. harmony, concord, concordancenoun

    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

  4. harmony, concord, concordancenoun

    agreement of opinions

  5. harmonynoun

    an agreeable sound property


  1. harmonynoun

    agreement or accord

  2. harmonynoun

    a pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds

  3. harmonynoun

    the academic study of chords

  4. harmonynoun

    two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord

  5. harmonynoun

    the relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously

  6. Etymology: First attested in 1602. From armonye, from harmonie/armonie, from harmonia, from ἁρμονία

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. HARMONYnoun

    Etymology: ἁϱμονία; harmonie, French.

    The pleasures of the eye and ear are but the effects of equality, good proportion, or correspondence; so that equality and correspondence are the causes of harmony. Francis Bacon.

    The harmony of things,
    As well as that of sounds, from discord springs. John Denham.

    Sure infinite wisdom must accomplish all its works with consummate harmony, proportion, and regularity. George Cheyne.

    Harmony is a compound idea, made up of different sounds united. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    In us both one soul,
    Harmony to behold in wedded pair!
    More grateful than harmonious sounds to th’ ear. John Milton.

    I no sooner in my heart divin’d,
    My heart, which by a secret harmony
    Still moves with thine, join’d in connexion sweet! John Milton.


  1. Harmony

    Harmony is a song written by Bernie Taupin and Elton John that was originally released by Elton John on his 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. It was recorded in May 1973, at Château d'Hérouville, France. In the U. S. in 1974 "Harmony" was released as the B-side of the single "Bennie and the Jets", and in 1980 was released as an A-side in Britain, with "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" as the B-side. The song has been covered by many artists, including Diana Ross, Zac Brown Band and Jesse Malin.


  1. harmony

    Harmony generally refers to a pleasing combination or arrangement of different elements or parts that work together to create a sense of unity, balance, cohesion, or agreement. It can represent a state of compatibility, synchronization, or agreement between different individuals, ideas, or components, resulting in a harmonious or peaceful outcome. In music, harmony refers to the combination of different tones or chords that complement and enhance each other, creating a sense of unity and coherence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harmonynoun

    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

  2. Harmonynoun

    concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony

  3. Harmonynoun

    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

  4. Harmonynoun

    a succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation

  5. Harmonynoun

    the science which treats of their construction and progression

  6. Harmonynoun

    see Harmonic suture, under Harmonic

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Harmony

    här′mo-ni, n. a fitting together of parts so as to form a connected whole, agreement in relation: in art, a normal state of completeness and order in the relations of things to each other: (mus.) a simultaneous combination of accordant sounds: the whole chordal structure of a piece, as distinguished from its melody or its rhythm: concord, music in general: a collation of parallel passages regarding the same event arranged to demonstrate the substantial unity—as of the Gospels.—Harmony, or Music, of the spheres, a harmony formed by the regular movements of the heavenly bodies throughout space, determined by the relation to each other of the intervals of separation; Pre-established harmony, the designation of Leibnitz for his theory of the divinely established relation between body and mind—the movements of monads and the succession of ideas, as it were a constant agreement between two clocks. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. harmoniaharmos, a fitting—arein, to fit.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From the Grk. _arnumi_, strain. Hence, full of strains.

Editors Contribution

  1. harmony

    A structure and sound of music.

    The harmony was so beautiful to see and feel.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

  2. harmony

    Agreement and creation of fair and just vision, manifestation, opinion, goals and feeling, knowing and understanding of the perfect elements.

    Harmony within government is of utmost importance to the citizens of every country.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Harmony is ranked #44576 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Harmony surname appeared 482 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Harmony.

    90.4% or 436 total occurrences were White.
    4.3% or 21 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Harmony' in Nouns Frequency: #2494

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harmony in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harmony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Harmony in a Sentence

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    Relax, nothing is in your control, as the collective destiny unfolds. Release all handles and flow with ease, let stress and tensions neutralize, MickeyMize. Share this for order, balance and harmony.

  2. Charles Dudley Warner:

    Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness is there when thoughts and actions are in harmony.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    For women, men creates war even though women are the symbols of love, peace, and harmony.

  5. Sallust:

    Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord.

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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    A contempt
    B arborolatry
    C ignominy
    D reciprocal

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