Adjective "harmonizing" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Add notes to (a melody) to produce harmony.
  1. 'The song lays out a physical funk beat, interlaying a richly harmonized chorus with Pharrell Williams' saucy rap.'
  2. 'She wrote the tune and harmonized the first verse of ‘To Echo.’'
  3. 'Those Antipodeans had the same understanding of rhythmic lyrics, chord progressions and harmonising melodies as Ezio.'
  4. 'I work on polishing it and harmonising it, but the melodies just are there, they just sort of pop in to my mind.'
  5. 'I suspect that many more organ chorales were accompaniments for hymn-singing than we now appreciate: hymn books with melody were rare, and somehow the organist had to play and harmonise the tune.'
  6. 'So I stepped back from it and thought, how would someone like Stravinsky harmonize this?'
  7. 'Many folk songs have been harmonized or used in compositions by modern composers.'
  8. 'For instance, the second bar of the opening phrase is harmonised with a single D minor chord, while all the other versions have a first-inversion dominant chord on the second beat at that point.'
  9. 'He rounded the corner and a trio of violins began to harmonize a classical tune.'
  10. 'Although it was a nice change musically that less of the choruses were harmonized, to be honest, this change made the group lose a lot of what made them unique.'
  11. 'She had just been going to support her sister but Jo immediately sang a lower part, harmonising.'
  12. 'Mark's brassy, bass howl countered Raine's and they harmonized as they sang.'
  13. 'They harmonized beautifully when singing ‘Bosom Buddies‘.'
  14. 'A lone tenor's voice began to sing, harmonizing with the women in their hymns.'
  15. 'It sounded like a million angels singing, their voices harmonizing together.'
  16. 'Singing in the bath is less fun if there is a cat sat outside the bathroom door, harmonising with you.'
  17. 'When not harmonizing in delicately woven, acoustic guitar-based balladry, Rogue's vocals levitate above pedal steel, Moog and upright bass.'
  18. '‘Getting a female voice in there and harmonizing, that is stuff we have never done,’ Mullane says.'
  19. 'We harmonize together, singing, ‘If ever I had a friend, you've been that friend to me.’'
  20. 'They were singing a well-known song and were really good, harmonizing and everything.'
Produce a pleasing visual combination.
  1. 'Only when the sky started opening up did the water change, smoothing out and harmonizing in blue hues.'
  2. 'Again, a fresh coat of paint, and new drawer pulls, can transform it, and you can paint it to harmonize with the wall color and with the new sofa bed.'
  3. 'Make sure they grow shorter than the anchor plant, share its cultural requirements, and harmonize with its colors and textures.'
  4. 'Seen from a distance across the fields and fruit trees, its pitched roofs and white walls harmonize with the traditional rural buildings.'
  5. 'On this front-hall staircase, wood posts topped with graceful finials were painted black to harmonize with the metal railings and ironwork on the home's front exterior.'
  6. 'Below ground and inside, in architectural terms, while slickly postmodern in its use of form and materials, the building harmonises perfectly with its surroundings.'
  7. 'On many health care campuses, brick is the traditional building skin; renovations, additions and new buildings must harmonize with existing facilities.'
  8. 'But don't stop there; remember that any lighting fixtures must also harmonize with the rest of the room's furnishings.'
  9. 'Oriental rugs with their mellowed tones will harmonize with almost any color.'
  10. 'The installations were not barrier-like, but seemed to exist primarily to subtly harmonize with the architecture of the gallery.'
Make consistent or compatible.
  1. 'the need to harmonize British practice with the new European standards'
  2. 'An additional purpose, or at least effect, of some international environmental agreements is to harmonize national laws, either globally or regionally.'
  3. 'Ultimately, in a perfect world, the regulatory schemes for devices would be harmonized worldwide, with consistent review and inspection practices across national lines.'
  4. 'She recommended that both systems should harmonise their methods, disclose more details of hospital performance on the internet, and be held more fully accountable at federal level for their performance in reviewing hospitals.'
  5. 'National unity must be harmonized with multinational partners and the community of international organizations and nongovernmental organizations.'
  6. 'The National Strategy on Environment has been worked out as a response to the changed situation in the country - environment laws which are almost fully harmonized with EU legislation and the advanced privatization process.'
  7. 'Council wants to implement the new user fees this year, at the same time as it harmonizes commercial pickup service throughout the six former municipalities.'
  8. 'In the first place, it may be seen to reflect a clear political wish on the part of the Member States and the Council not to co-ordinate or harmonize domestic rules in this respect.'
  9. 'It will also mount a massive lobbying campaign in Brussels to harmonise European copyright with US law, arguing that in an MP3 world rights protection must be universal.'
  10. 'We need visions of and struggles for a Postcapitalist Green World that rebuilds political and economic institutions for participatory democracy, as it harmonizes social and natural evolution.'
  11. 'Participants also discussed global issues such as revising the Patent Cooperation Treaty to simplify patent application procedures, as well as ways to harmonize the different patent systems.'

More definitions

1. to bring into harmony, accord, or agreement: to harmonize one's views with the new situation.

2. Music. to accompany with appropriate harmony. verb (used without object), harmonized, harmonizing.

3. to be in agreement in action, sense, or feeling: Though of different political parties, all the delegates harmonized on civil rights.

4. to sing in harmony.

More examples(as adjective)

"norms can be harmonizing."


(harmonize)Late 15th century (in the sense ‘sing or play in harmony’): from French harmoniser, from harmonie (see harmony).