verb \ˈhär-mə-ˌnīz\

: to play or sing different musical notes that sound pleasing together : to play or sing in harmony

: to be combined or go together in a pleasing way : to be in harmony

: to cause (two or more things) to be combined or to go together in a pleasing or effective way


Full Definition of HARMONIZE

intransitive verb
:  to play or sing in harmony
:  to be in harmony
transitive verb
:  to bring into consonance or accord
:  to provide or accompany with harmony
har·mo·ni·za·tion \ˌhär-mə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
har·mo·niz·er \ˈhär-mə-ˌnī-zər\ noun

Examples of HARMONIZE

  1. A group of singers were harmonizing on the street corner.
  2. Their beliefs did not always harmonize.
  3. The singers harmonized their voices beautifully.
  4. a recipe that harmonizes flavors from different parts of the world
  5. The background music is not harmonized with the action on-screen.

First Known Use of HARMONIZE

15th century


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