har·mo·ni·ous | \här-ˈmō-nē-əs \

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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The motif produces elegant and harmonious rhythms that capture and move the eye over the entirety of the rug. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "How to Buy, and Style, a Vintage Moroccan Rug," 22 June 2018 After a review of the basics of color, including monochromatic, opposite, contrasting and harmonious, we are guided through the planting and cultivation process. Homes & Gardens Of The Northwest Staff, OregonLive.com, "Garden book review: Bold, beautiful 'Flower-Powered Garden'," 30 May 2018 The drop earrings and light-catching trousers have enough distance to create a harmonious balance in a look that might otherwise shine a little too brightly. Jay Baldos, Harper's BAZAAR, "5 Truly Gorgeous Ensembles to Wear This Holiday," 21 Nov. 2017 Roberts and Silver both deserve credit for creating a harmonious working relationship between the league and its players. Tim Bontemps, chicagotribune.com, "NBA and players' union agree: Age limit's days are numbered," 11 July 2018 However, attempts also must be made to rekindle the once harmonious relationship between Sunderland and its supporters. SI.com, "FanView: What Sunderland Must Address to Emulate the Rokermen of 1988 Following Relegation," 23 Apr. 2018 But Libra’s rep for harmonious ballroom interludes belies the hard work of reality checking our concepts of justice and alignment. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes July 16-22," 13 July 2018 It is based on a prototype technology that would convert streams of a patient’s data—such as heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels—into a harmonious set of notes, chirps and tones. Susannah Gardiner, Smithsonian, "Could Our Housewares Keep Us Healthier?," 3 May 2018 Would some boiling and a bit of chopping and mashing really bring it all together to create a harmonious whole? Jesse Sparks, Bon Appetit, "This Creamy One-Pot Pasta Is Like a Great Dinner Party in a Bowl," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of harmonious

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for harmonious

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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 \

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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