harmonist

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noun har·mo·nist \ˈhär-mə-nist\

Definition of harmonist

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  a member of a school of theorists in ancient Greece who intensively investigated the mathematical basis for musical pitch relations b archaic :  a person who composes or performs music c :  a composer who emphasizes harmony above other musical elements d :  a musician skilled in performing or improvising harmony e :  a collection of songs or hymns a religious songbook titled The Devotional Harmonist

  2. 2 :  one who shows the agreement or harmony of corresponding passages of different literary works (as the Gospels) editorial harmonists of the Pentateuch — Interpreter's Bible

  3. 3 :  harmonizer

  4. 4 usually capitalized [Harmony, community in Pennsylvania + English -ist] :  harmonite

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Origin and Etymology of harmonist

harmony + -ist


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