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adjective har·mo·ni·ous \här-ˈmō-nē-əs\

Definition of harmonious

  1. 1 :  having agreement among musical components :  musically concordant <harmonious voices>

  2. 2 :  having the parts agreeably related :  congruous <blended into a harmonious whole> <harmonious medley of small vaulted chambers — Norman Douglas>

  3. 3 :  marked by accord in sentiment or action <harmonious relationship between church and state — H. D. Hazeltine>

harmoniously

adverb

harmoniousness

noun

Examples of harmonious in a sentence

  1. The living room was decorated in harmonious colors.

  2. a harmonious combination of flavors

Origin and Etymology of harmonious

see harmony


First Known Use: 1530


HARMONIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

harmonious

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adjective har·mo·ni·ous \här-ˈmō-nē-əs\

Definition of harmonious for English Language Learners

  • 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 Defined for Kids

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adjective har·mo·ni·ous \här-ˈmō-nē-əs\

Definition of harmonious for Students

  1. 1 :  showing agreement in action or feeling <a harmonious family>

  2. 2 :  combining so as to produce a pleasing result <harmonious colors>

  3. 3 :  having a pleasant sound :  melodious <harmonious voices>

harmoniously

adverb


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