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
Recent Examples on the Web 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 The minimalistic device features a harmonious mix of rounded edges and chrome accents that give it a more futuristic feel. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, "A Prototype of Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s One-Off Leica (RED) Camera Is Heading to Auction," 26 Mar. 2021 Your letter hits on an important point: Little gestures can go a long way in creating a harmonious household. cleveland, "Dear Annie: How do I help my friend get away from his controlling wife?," 25 Mar. 2021 Now arranged by theme and in alphabetical order on overstuffed shelves, the books found a new, harmonious order. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, "The Syrian Rebels Who Found Refuge in Books," 22 Mar. 2021 And yet, somehow, the conversations never actually lead to the harmonious agreement the facilitator sets out to create. Ilana Redstone, Forbes, "Hoping To Get Better At Holding Uncomfortable Conversations? Try These Techniques.," 21 Mar. 2021 Valencia Cove is a harmonious interplay of light and dark, warm woods and cool marbles, straight lines and curved edges. Dallas News, "Tips on achieving a transitional design," 21 Mar. 2021 Sustainability is also a critical factor in Bolinder-Gibsand's designs, with every element designed to be as harmonious as possible with the surrounding natural landscape. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Christine London, Ltd. Creates an Enchanting Garden Designed With Kids in Mind," 24 Feb. 2021 To foster a harmonious feeling in your own home, try these simple ways to incorporate feng shui. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Simple Ways to Use Feng Shui for a Happier Home," 15 Mar. 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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The first known use of harmonious was in 1530

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1 Apr 2021

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“Harmonious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonious. Accessed 12 Apr. 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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