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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 Iyer is a musician for whom art and politics always stand in a harmonious, productive tension, something that was especially true during the Trump presidency. BostonGlobe.com, "Art, activism, optimism: Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer navigates uneasy times," 7 Apr. 2021 Before the Industrial Revolution, the Earth's climate was, for a large amount of time, in a relatively stable, harmonious stasis where heat energy coming in to the atmosphere was equivalent to energy going out. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, "Puddle Potential for Twins Home Opener - Chilly "Correction" Next Week," 7 Apr. 2021 The Moon's opposition to harmonious Venus makes this a delicate balancing act, as Venus is opposite her own sign of Libra and feeling assertive in fiery Aries. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for March 28, 2021," 28 Mar. 2021 Your letter hits on an important point: Little gestures can go a long way in creating a harmonious household. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Husband experiencing abuse may need friend to just listen," 26 Mar. 2021 Soft and harmonious on the palate, notes of blackberry and spice lead a full body with a velvety finish. Jessica Dupuy, Forbes, "What Grows Together Goes Together: The Wine And Food Of Italy’s Alto Adige Region," 11 Mar. 2021 Hedonistic Venus makes a harmonious sextile with bountiful Jupiter at 2:53 pm EDT, motivating us to be social, but the fun hits snags as the emotional Moon meets wounded Chiron. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for April 10, 2021," 10 Apr. 2021 This will require leaders to increase their focus on providing clarity in order to build a productive and harmonious workplace. Mark Flynn, Forbes, "Five Converging Trends Driving The Need For High-Performance Leadership," 9 Apr. 2021 Luckily, their must-have ingredients -- salted anchovies for Sara, hot peppers for Kiki and Meyer lemons for Sasha -- were pretty harmonious. oregonlive, "‘Top Chef’ Portland premieres with plenty of air time for local chefs, and lots of fowl play," 2 Apr. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonious. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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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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