Definition of harmony
1 archaic : tuneful sound : melody
2a : the combination of simultaneous musical notes in a chord She taught him how to sing harmony.b : the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords a song with complicated harmonies and rhythmsc : the science of the structure, relation, and progression of chords
3a : pleasing arrangement of parts : congruence a painting exhibiting harmony of color and lineb : agreement, accord when a woman's desires are in harmony with those of her husbandc : internal calm : tranquility a period of relative harmony
4a : an interweaving of different accounts into a single narrativeb : a systematic arrangement of parallel literary passages (as of the Gospels) for the purpose of showing agreement or harmony
Examples of harmony in a sentence
a song with complicated harmonies and rhythms
her face had an angelic harmony that fascinated the leading painters of her day
Recent Examples of harmony from the web
672-8888 Na Leo Lani Chorus: Female singers for four-part barbershop harmony chorus sought.
The Native Americans are the only people who have inhabited this continent in harmony with nature for centuries.
The beat heaves and erupts, the harmonies thicken and bristle with modern-jazz dissonance, and twin-guitar riffs slice crosswise against the dramatic declamation of the melody.
A debate where Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s voices rose together in harmony.
A full chorus in the original version was reduced to a vocal quartet that chimed in with floating, crystalline harmonies.
During the annual conclave of the National People’s Congress in Beijing this month, the Chinese government has been eager to promote an image of ethnic harmony.
While Harris did sing harmony on almost every Grievous Angel track, Parsons’ widow, Gretchen, refused to allow Harris’s image or her name to appear on the cover of the record.
This sauvignon blanc rocketed beyond its usual harmony of melon and citrus into an earthier realm of ... mushrooms and cheese?!
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Origin and Etymology of harmony
Middle English armony, from Anglo-French armonie, from Latin harmonia, from Greek, joint, harmony, from harmos joint — more at arm
First Known Use: 14th century
HARMONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of harmony for English Language Learners
: the combination of different musical notes played or sung at the same time to produce a pleasing sound
: a pleasing combination or arrangement of different things
HARMONY Defined for Kids
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