from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Agreement in feeling or opinion; accord: live in harmony.
- n. A pleasing combination of elements in a whole: color harmony; the order and harmony of the universe. See Synonyms at proportion.
- n. Music The study of the structure, progression, and relation of chords.
- n. Music Simultaneous combination of notes in a chord.
- n. Music The structure of a work or passage as considered from the point of view of its chordal characteristics and relationships.
- n. Music A combination of sounds considered pleasing to the ear.
- n. A collation of parallel passages, especially from the Gospels, with a commentary demonstrating their consonance and explaining their discrepancies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Agreement or accord.
- n. a pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds
- n. The academic study of chords.
- n. Two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord.
- n. The relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in 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.
- n. Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship.
- n. A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency.
- n. A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.
- n. The science which treats of their construction and progression.
- n. See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A combination of tones that is pleasing to the ear; concord of sounds or tones.
- n. Especially, in music: Music in general, regarded as an agreeable combination of tones.
- n. Any simultaneous combination of consonant or related tones; a concord.
- n. Specifically, a common chord or triad. See triad.
- n. The entire chordal structure of a piece, as distinguished from its melody or its rhythm.
- n. The science of the structure, relations, and practical combination of chords: the fundamental branch of the science of musical composition.
- n. Any arrangement or combination of related parts or elements that is consistent or is esthetically pleasing; agreement of particulars according to some standard of consistency or of the esthetic judgment; an accordant, agreeable, or suitable conjunction or assemblage of details; concord; congruity.
- n. Accord, as in action or feeling; agreement, as in sentiment or interests; concurrence; good understanding; peace and friendship.
- n. A collation of parallel passages from different works treating of the same subject, for the purpose of showing their agreement and of explaining their apparent discrepancies.
- n. In anatomy, same as harmonia, 1.
- n. The tonic, dominant, and subdominant triads of a major key.
- n. Correspondence, consistency, congruity; amity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. compatibility in opinion and action
- n. a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
- n. agreement of opinions
- n. an agreeable sound property
- n. the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
Whether he and Dunleavy could have coexisted in harmony is debatable.
Beauty lies in harmony, not in contrast; and harmony is refinement; therefore, there must be a fineness of the [Page 222] senses if we are to appreciate harmony.
This harmony is a reason which a Triads can work with a Mafia, a CIA, as good as a Illuminati.
The positions of the hands of the executants on the harps and lyres, as well as the use of short and long pipes, make it appear probable that something of what we call harmony was known to the Egyptians.
This division of the string made what we call harmony impossible; for by it the major third became a larger interval than our modern one, and the minor third smaller.
Age and infirmity seem to be overlooked in what she calls the harmony between us, -- not perfect agreement of opinion (which I should regret, with almost fifty years of difference), but the spirit-union: can you say what it is?
Now you want everybody to quit doing it so that they can live in "harmony"?
Anna had realized that for most people on Erde, even players, the term harmony had a far more general meaning in Liedwahr " something akin to "not creating dissonance" rather than the earthly technical musical meaning of parallel chords or supporting lines of music distinct from the melody line.
Photographs by Pascal Chevallier Sled-riding skeletons, 16th-century portraits and little rice houses live in harmony within Sperone's Swiss retreat.
Sled-riding skeletons, 16th-century portraits and little rice houses live in harmony within Sperone's Swiss retreat.