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

Wiktionary

  1. harmonynoun

    agreement or accord

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

  2. harmonynoun

    a pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds

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

  3. harmonynoun

    the academic study of chords

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

  4. harmonynoun

    two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord

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

  5. harmonynoun

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

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

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

  1. HARMONY

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce harmony?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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Numerology

  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. Henry David Thoreau:

    Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.

  2. John Quincy Adams:

    The harmony of the nation is promoted and the whole Union is knit together by the sentiments of mutual respect, the habits of social intercourse, and the ties of personal friendship formed between the representatives of its several parts in the performance of their service at this metropolis.

  3. Agneta Rising:

    Nuclear electricity output is set to increase at a faster rate over the next five years than we have seen for more than two decades, more must be done so that nuclear energy can make the contribution being asked of it, to deliver a clean, affordable and reliable electricity supply in harmony with other low-carbon options.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The smile constitutes harmony; conversely, love embraces peace since that both aspire and inspire positive power and notion.

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