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
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.
With rooms that open to the ocean for dining alfresco while above water, and large viewing galleries for taking in the marine life when submersed, the Migaloo creates that harmony.
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.
The overtones and harmonies, the polarities in the sound, the physicality of the instrument, the unparalleled touch—harnessing the beast that is, and can be, a grand piano.
His decision to take paternity leave, and his fellow firefighters’ enthusiastic reaction, is a sign of a new phase in our never-ending quest for work-life harmony.
This sauvignon blanc rocketed beyond its usual harmony of melon and citrus into an earthier realm of ... mushrooms and cheese?!
Takahashi was in New York recently and took some time to talk with The Style Blog about UnderCover, Nike, and the importance of harmony while on the move.
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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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