nonharmonic

adjective

non·​har·​mon·​ic ˌnän-här-ˈmä-nik How to pronounce nonharmonic (audio)
: not of or relating to musical harmony or a harmonic
a nonharmonic wave function
nonharmonic tones

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonharmonic was in 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Nonharmonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonharmonic. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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