harmonist

noun

har·​mo·​nist ˈhär-mə-nist How to pronounce harmonist (audio)
plural -s
1
a
: 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
: one who shows the agreement or harmony of corresponding passages of different literary works (as the Gospels)
editorial harmonists of the PentateuchInterpreter's Bible
3
4
usually capitalized [Harmony, community in Pennsylvania + English -ist] : harmonite

Word History

Etymology

harmony + -ist

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“Harmonist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonist. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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