Adjective "harmony" definition and examples

(Harmony may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈhɑːməni/

Definitions and examples

noun

The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect.
  1. count noun 'an exciting variety of improvised harmonies'
  2. 'When the hero goes back in time the same garage is shown as sparkling clean and attended by a bevy of service attendants who, if I've remembered this right, sing in harmony like a barbershop quartet.'
  3. 'Listening to her talk, I thought of the choirs which would be around shortly, groups of young broodlings raising their voices in harmony to produce music.'
  4. 'There are so many different elements in music; harmony, rhythm, tone, etc. each of which may be further subdivided and investigated.'
  5. 'Glass has stripped music down to a few bare parameters: repetition, simple harmony and little melody.'
  6. 'She was always good at repetition, at combining melody and harmony and rolling them over into country drone, but Rawlings is replaced here on half the tracks by a fiddle.'
  7. 'And then the trumpets sound, their regal harmony cascading through the afternoon sunlight.'
  8. 'In terms of form, melody, and harmony, these works define the word ‘traditional.’'
  9. 'The appeal is huge - the story is accessible to all ages and the music ranges through 16-part choral harmony to blues, jazz, country and western and ballads.'
  10. 'The piano thrives on harmony rather than counterpoint.'
  11. 'The bonus recording of the Beethoven Fourth is Arrau and Muti in splendid harmony and it is a wonderful document of sorts.'
  12. 'Relations between the two pairs threatened to undermine the harmony of the whole squad in Olympic year.'
  13. '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.'
  14. 'You bring harmony in friendships and relationships with a light and playful attitude.'
  15. 'The tension between his attitudes and those of his church provokes more fertile questions than does the assumed harmony.'
  16. 'Together they form the harmony between the universe and the soul thus making a whole again, the perfect balance.'
  17. '‘For Lewis, the Centaur represents the harmony of nature and spirit,’ Ford writes.'
  18. 'Everything fits together and you begin to see the perfection, consistency and harmony of the system.'
  19. 'By the time we reach the new poems, Duhamel's line and rhetoric achieve a powerful harmony.'
  20. 'The inner and outer dimension of a person must be balanced in a pleasing harmony.'
  21. 'The elegant composition of the park is a skilful harmony between French and English styles.'
  22. 'man and machine in perfect harmony'
  23. 'When the explorers reach the city they meet the Atlanteans, a peaceful people in harmony with nature, living eternal lives under the beauty of crystal energy.'
  24. 'They are in harmony with the perfect will of God and give rise to changed lives and changed communities.'
  25. 'It is clear that global challenges must be met with an emphasis on peace, in harmony with others, with strong alliances and international consensus.'
  26. 'Siddiqui said Urdu which is spoken not only in India and Pakistan but in the entire world can be utilised for promoting composite culture and communal harmony.'
  27. 'A few scholars have also carried out research studies on the institution, which emphasises religious harmony and national integration.'
  28. 'I hope people will co-operate and understand the necessity of living in harmony with nature.'
  29. 'It may sweep up many who feel their environment is toxic and out of balance, but it is powerless to deliver what it promises - a satisfying and peaceful life lived in harmony with nature.'
  30. 'Many have described a special harmony with the outdoors that they feel when listening to his music.'
  31. 'Where else do people of such varying ethnic origins, ages and walks of life work side by side in such (on the whole) perfect harmony?'
  32. 'However, I would like to think that the views I have expressed above are very much in harmony with those, perhaps, now held by Mary herself.'
An arrangement of the four Gospels, or of any parallel narratives, which presents a single continuous narrative text.
  1. 'We know that shortly after AD 150 Tatian composed a harmony of the four gospels.'

More definitions

1. agreement; accord; harmonious relations.

2. a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity.

3. Music. any simultaneous combination of tones. the simultaneous combination of tones, especially when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure, as distinguished from melody and rhythm. the science of the structure, relations, and practical combination of chords.

4. an arrangement of the contents of the Gospels, either of all four or o

More examples(as adjective)

"shareholders can be harmony."

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin harmonia ‘joining, concord’, from Greek, from harmos ‘joint’.