harmonious

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

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

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Cabernet Francs from those places are also particularly good with food thanks to a harmonious balance between acidity and fruit. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Wines We’ll Be Drinking in 2019," 19 Dec. 2018 The bass isn’t exaggerated or distorted, the treble isn’t spiky, and the midrange is smooth and harmonious. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless review: sonic standout," 30 Nov. 2018 This has been the least harmonious and most beatable Golden State Warriors team in years. Michael Powell, New York Times, "You Knew the Warriors Were Coming Back. The Rockets Did, Too.," 29 May 2018 Founder Russell Groves creates harmonious, comfortable spaces infused with eclectic art, crisp technology and curated furnishings. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "The A-List: 60+ Of The Best Interior Designers From The Pages Of ELLE DECOR And Beyond," 23 May 2016 The palette also had to be harmonious because the library, dining room, living room, and sunroom open onto one another, like an enfilade. Jen Renzi, House Beautiful, "Transforming a Traditional Tudor into a Youthful Family Home," 15 Jan. 2014 Unlike many of the other discussion threads in this year-end wrap-up, this one was largely harmonious and positive. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Talk amongst yourselves: 2018’s most-commented stories on Ars," 24 Dec. 2018 Change concept or execution: The root of the design problem here centers on these fraught questions: Should an addition to a historic building strive to create a harmonious mix of old and new, one that blurs the distinction between past and present? Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "We're only stuck with the lousy Union Station design if we fail to rethink it. Let the debate begin.," 27 June 2018 Scorpio and Cancer understand your profound emotional sensitivity which makes them harmonious matches whereas Capricorn and Taurus can guide you towards stability and centering. Ashley Otero, Teen Vogue, "Who You Should Date, Based on Your Horoscope," 20 Aug. 2018

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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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harmonious

adjective

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

harmonious

adjective
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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