harmonic


1har·mon·ic

adjective \här-ˈmä-nik\

: of or relating to musical harmony rather than melody or rhythm

Full Definition of HARMONIC

1
:  musical
2
:  of or relating to musical harmony or a harmonic
3
:  pleasing to the ear :  harmonious
4
:  of an integrated nature :  congruous
har·mon·i·cal·ly \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of HARMONIC

  1. <the desire to live the kind of harmonic life in which work and family are perfectly balanced>

First Known Use of HARMONIC

1570

2harmonic

noun

Definition of HARMONIC

1
a :  overtone; especially :  one whose vibration frequency is an integral multiple of that of the fundamental
b :  a flutelike tone produced on a stringed instrument by touching a vibrating string at a nodal point
2
:  a component frequency of a complex wave (as of electromagnetic energy) that is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency

First Known Use of HARMONIC

1777

Rhymes with HARMONIC

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