Definitions of harmonic
  1. adjective
    involving or characterized by harmony
    synonyms: consonant, harmonical, harmonised, harmonized
    musically pleasing
  2. adjective
    of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm
    “"subtleties of harmonic change and tonality"- Ralph Hill”
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    not harmonic
  3. adjective
    of or relating to harmonics
  4. adjective
    of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds
    “the sound of the resonating cavity cannot be the only determinant of the harmonic response”
  5. adjective
    relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
    synonyms: sympathetic
    musically pleasing
  6. noun
    a tone that is a component of a complex sound
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    first harmonic, fundamental, fundamental frequency
    the lowest tone of a harmonic series
    overtone, partial, partial tone
    a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
    type of:
    pure tone, tone
    a steady sound without overtones
  7. noun
    any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental
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    type of:
    quality, timber, timbre, tone
    (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)
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