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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Jenkins’ Europe was a simpler, more homogeneous, more harmonious place. The Economist, "The new European Commission will be the most political yet," 5 Sep. 2019 That’s happening right now, and the idea that all these interest groups can sit around a table and suddenly make harmonious, substantive change is a folly. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "A new nutrition group aims to erase the link between value and massive portions," 25 Aug. 2019 San Diego Early Music Society: The Bach Dynasty San Diego Early Music Society’s baroque-star-studded season begins with Vox Luminis, the Belgian vocal ensemble praised internationally for its harmonious sound. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fall arts 2019 | Classical music: Rafael Payare, Danish String Quartet, ‘Aida’ and more," 15 Sep. 2019 Knoerzer’s honed color sense, his fascination with space and design, and the pleasures of wood add up to pleasing and harmonious art. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "At Boston’s M Fine Arts Galerie, Mark Knoerzer paintings whirl with pattern and color," 14 Aug. 2019 Those fortunate enough to experience a harmonious locker room will be hard-pressed to find that camaraderie outside football. Adam Kilgore, courant.com, "Andrew Luck made a brave decision, and he might inspire other NFL players to do the same," 26 Aug. 2019 Not comfortable Paolo Ciabatti, Ducati Corse's Sporting Director, is pleased with his riders' harmonious relationship. Jonathan Hawkins, CNN, "MotoGP: Ducati mind games forge unusual bond," 2 Aug. 2019 The décor from room to room is harmonious, and inviting, and for sale, separately. Pomerado News, "Home of the Week - 15198 Avenida Rorras, San Diego CA 92128," 11 July 2019 But that doesn't mean everything is harmonious at the county administration building. Scott Wartman, Cincinnati.com, "Internal investigation reveals 'personality conflicts,' but not discrimination, between Hamilton County commissioners and chief of staff," 2 Jan. 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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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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