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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At a time when Congress has arguably been more contentious than ever, the House Select Committee on Congressional Modernization has been unusually harmonious. Richard Skinner, Vox, "Technology and transparency: the path to a modern Congress?," 26 June 2019 Watching Thomas and James on the court most recently made James' waning days alongside Delonte West look harmonious by comparison. Bud Shaw, cleveland.com, "Cavs roster purge is a bold stroke with the future in mind -- Bud Shaw," 8 Feb. 2018 The design is inspired by the modern tables and chairs to create a harmonious look. Cassandra Landry, Bon Appétit, "The Little Things: A Design Tour of San Francisco’s Rustic-Modern Wine Bar, Verjus," 10 June 2019 Tupaia also worked with Cook to make a chart of seventy-four Pacific islands, arranged in compelling, mysterious, harmonious, pleasing loops reminiscent of the famous Aboriginal song lines. Damion Searls, Harper's magazine, "The Tide-Beating Heart of Earth," 10 May 2019 The mixture of Australian art and books, interspersed on the shelves with Chinese jades, was a harmonious blend of his taste and that of his then-wife, Wendi Deng. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "Billion Dollar Divorces: What Happens When the Super Wealthy Risk Everything for Love on the Down-Low," 10 Apr. 2019 Today, wallpaper represents the harmonious union between timeless design and youthful innovation, depth and buoyancy. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "Interior Designers Predict the Next Major Wallpaper Trends," 12 Mar. 2019 Getty Images View this post on Instagram 💣 #priyankachopra #vanityfairoscarparty @mimi @chopard @renatocampora #makeupbypati How to keep black and grey shadows looking harmonious on warm skintones?? Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Got Their Tongues Out at the Oscars Vanity Fair Party," 25 Feb. 2019 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

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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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