Definitions of harmony

  1. compatibility in opinion and action
  2. an agreeable sound property
  3. the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
  4. The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in things, or things intended to form a connected whole; such an agreement between the different parts of a design or composition as to produce unity of effect; as, the harmony of the universe.
  5. Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony.
  6. A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency; as, a harmony of the Gospels.
  7. A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.
  8. The science which treats of their construction and progression.
  9. See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.
  10. The quality of being pleasing to the ear, as in singing or speaking; concord; just adaptation of parts to one another, so as to form a connected whole; accord in feeling, sentiment, etc.; as, I never saw more perfect harmony in any home; a literary work showing the agreement between parallel or similar histories or passages.
  11. A fitting together of parts so as to form a connected whole: ( mus.) a combination of accordant sounds heard at the same time: concord: a book with parallel passages regarding the same event.
  12. Agreement; concord of musical sounds.
  13. Agreement of musical sounds.
  14. Accord, as in feeling or action; symmetry: unanimity; unity.
  15. The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or composition of things, intended to form a connected whole; just proportion of sound; musical concord; concord; a book which seeks to harmonize what seems discrepant. Natural harmony consists of the common chord Artificial harmony, a mixture of concords and discords.
  16. An agreeable combination of sounds heard at the same time; the just adaptation of parts to each other; concord or agreement; correspondence of sentiment or feeling.
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