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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 McCarthy must construct an offense that results in a more harmonious union. David Moore, Dallas News, "Super Bowl LIV will feature two very different offensive identities. Now, the Cowboys must find theirs.," 1 Feb. 2020 From jarring radio broadcasts to harmonious dunes, here are some of the world’s great sonic mysteries. Erin Blakemore, Popular Science, "Seven mysterious sounds science has yet to solve," 27 Jan. 2020 Each piece is harmonious with the others, and creates a personality and sense of discovery in each room. NBC News, "8 space-saving ideas to steal from this tiny and perfect Paris apartment," 31 Dec. 2019 But the Celtics are a more harmonious team with Walker in the fold. BostonGlobe.com, "The final 64 percent of the regular season will be a challenge but these are the eight things we’ve learned about the Celtics so far:," 31 Dec. 2019 After all, two individuals with tricky schedules may not harmonious bedfellows make. Mallika Rao, The Atlantic, "Splitting Up—For the Night," 19 Nov. 2019 The African pair will have to continue this harmonious relationship if Liverpool are to pick up their first win at Stamford Bridge since 2016. SI.com, "Chelsea vs Liverpool: Picking A Combined XI Ahead of Sunday's Premier League Clash," 20 Sep. 2019 Take a few hints from decorating magazines to create more pleasant and harmonious surroundings. Magi Helena, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Dec. 29, 2019: Aries, follow up on promises; Sagittarius, use good sense," 29 Dec. 2019 Humans are trying to destroy the toxic jungle and the mutant insect inhabitants — the ones that spawned as a result of the war — but Princess Nausicaä, who can commune with these creatures, fights for a more harmonious future for them all. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Studio Ghibli: A beginner's guide through the worlds of Spirited Away, Mononoke, and beyond," 24 Dec. 2019

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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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14 Feb 2020

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“Harmonious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonious. Accessed 26 Feb. 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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