noun (plural harmonies)
- 1The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect: four-part harmony in the barbershop style the note played on the fourth beat anticipates the harmony of the following barMore example sentences
- In terms of form, melody, and harmony, these works define the word ‘traditional.’
- Glass has stripped music down to a few bare parameters: repetition, simple harmony and little melody.
- What unites his music for all media is his individual use of melody and harmony often with a light touch.
- 1.1The quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole: delightful cities where old and new blend in harmonyMore example sentences
- He is fascinated by other cultures and desires global harmony, seeing the whole world as his home.
- The self is seen as integrated mind and body as a whole but it's also seen as whole with nature, with society and everything is integrated together and that there should be harmony within that whole.
- We chose to have the Menu Dégustation Surprise (the surprise tasting menu), which turned out to lack harmony as a whole.
- 1.2An arrangement of the four Gospels, or of any parallel narratives, that presents a single continuous narrative text.More example sentences
- We know that shortly after AD 150 Tatian composed a harmony of the four gospels.
- The East saw the invention of the very first harmony of all four Gospels: Tatian's Diatessaron.
- 2Agreement or concord: man and machine in perfect harmonyMore example sentences
- They are in harmony with the perfect will of God and give rise to changed lives and changed communities.
- It has the potential to become a central feature in the promotion and determination of a more aware, inclusive and active community that lives in harmony with itself and its environment.
- Christians have lived on the south-western coast of the Indian subcontinent peacefully and in harmony with the other local people for many centuries.
harmony of the spheres
- see sphere.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin harmonia 'joining, concord', from Greek, from harmos 'joint'.