reharmonize

verb

re·​har·​mo·​nize (ˌ)rē-ˈhär-mə-ˌnīz How to pronounce reharmonize (audio)
reharmonized; reharmonizing

transitive verb

: to harmonize (something) again or anew: such as
a
: to provide (something, such as a melody or musical passage) with a different harmony
reharmonizing the bridge
Another means of reharmonizing a section of a chord progression is to replace a chord with another one that shares common tones with it …Andrew Jaffe
b
: to restore the balance or peace of (something)
efforts to reharmonize interactions between departments
Through acupuncture, practitioners tried to reharmonize the flow of energy by inserting needles into the skin.Steven Goldsmith

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1711, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reharmonize was circa 1711

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Cite this Entry

“Reharmonize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reharmonize. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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