reharmonize

verb re·har·mo·nize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhär-mə-ˌnīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reharmonize

reharmonized; reharmonizing
: 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

First Known Use of reharmonize

circa 1711

in the meaning defined above

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