harmonious

adjective har·mo·ni·ous \ här-ˈmō-nē-əs \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of harmonious


HARMONIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

harmonious

adjective

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

harmonious

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

Definition of harmonious for Students

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

harmoniously

adverb


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