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Definition of harmonious

1 : having agreement among musical components : musically concordant harmonious voices
2 : having the parts agreeably related : congruous blended into a harmonious whole harmonious medley of small vaulted chambers— Norman Douglas
3 : marked by accord in sentiment or action harmonious relationship between church and state— H. D. Hazeltine

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Other Words from harmonious

harmoniously adverb
harmoniousness noun

Examples of harmonious in a Sentence

The living room was decorated in harmonious colors. a harmonious combination of flavors
Recent Examples on the Web Games: Choose harmonious games over combative ones (hide Risk). Catherine Newman, New York Times, "How to Host Your Family’s Own Personal Summer Camp," 18 May 2020 JioMart is bringing together online and offline shopping world in a harmonious manner. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Even with WhatsApp’s 400 million Indian users, JioMart’s success is not guaranteed," 5 May 2020 Your fanciful visions of harmonious togetherness may become a solid reality. oregonlive, "Horoscope for April 25, 2020: Happy birthday Renee Zellweger; Capricorn, you don’t need paints to be an artist," 25 Apr. 2020 The internal light gleams down upon the arm, the feed dogs pull the cloth along, upper and lower threads intertwine in a stitch, and there is the harmonious sound of elaborate integration. Arthur Longworth, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, April 6–12," 12 Apr. 2020 Their harmonious vocal range parallels the hereditary traits that Anderson captures through their physical natures. Armond White, National Review, "Paul Thomas Anderson’s Best Work — on Video," 1 Apr. 2020 The men’s chorus has much to celebrate from its start as a 30-man ensemble to today’s harmonious assemblage of more than 250 dues-paying members. Steven Lindsey, Dallas News, "The art of pride: D-FW LGBTQ community plays a vital role in connecting people with the arts," 1 Apr. 2020 Most importantly, Sanders regularly expresses confidence that the world could be made a more peaceful and harmonious place if America were more committed to international cooperation and global institutions. Noah Millman, TheWeek, "Biden and Sanders yearn for a bygone world," 3 Mar. 2020 That happened to residents of Babe Denny, a harmonious enclave for African American and Jewish residents on the southern edge of Downtown Indianapolis. Alexandria Burris, Indianapolis Star, "Home values in black neighborhoods $41,000 lower than Marion County as whole, study says," 24 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of harmonious

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for harmonious

see harmony

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22 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Harmonious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonious. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of harmonious

music : having a pleasing mixture or combination of notes
: having parts that are related or combined in a pleasing way
: not experiencing disagreement or fighting


har·​mo·​ni·​ous | \ här-ˈmō-nē-əs How to pronounce harmonious (audio) \

Kids Definition of harmonious

1 : showing agreement in action or feeling a harmonious family
2 : combining so as to produce a pleasing result harmonious colors
3 : having a pleasant sound : melodious harmonious voices

Other Words from harmonious

harmoniously adverb

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