harmony

Harmony is the sound of things that go together well — people singing in harmony are in tune with each other. Best friends should be in harmony most of the time if they want to stay best buds!

Harmony is a noun that describes an agreement, such as in feeling, sound, look, feel, or smell. It’s necessary for roommates to be able to live in harmony in a small space, or they’re in for a wake-up call. In music, harmony is a pleasing combination and progression of chords. If it makes you wince, it’s lacking harmony. Synonyms for harmony include accord, concord, cooperation, like-mindedness, and unanimity. Antonyms, on the other hand, range from clash and disagreement to discord.

Primary Meanings of harmony

1.
n
compatibility in opinion and action
2.
n
the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
Full Definitions of harmony
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n compatibility in opinion and action

Synonyms:
harmoniousness
Types:
congruence, congruity, congruousness
the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
Type of:
compatibility
capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination

n agreement of opinions

Synonyms:
concord, concordance
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing

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

Synonyms:
concord, concordance
Types:
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peace
harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
comity
a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect
accord, agreement
harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
comity of nations
courteous respect by one nation for the laws and institutions of another
community, community of interests
agreement as to goals
concurrence, meeting of minds
a state of cooperation
consensus
agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
sense of the meeting
general agreement reached by an assembled group
unanimity
everyone being of one mind
unison
corresponding exactly
social contract
an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection
Type of:
order
established customary state (especially of society)
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n the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords

Synonyms:
musical harmony
Types:
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harmonisation, harmonization
a piece of harmonized music
four-part harmony
harmony in which each chord has four notes that create four melodic lines
preparation
(music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
resolution
(music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord
reharmonisation, reharmonization
a piece of music whose original harmony has been revised
Type of:
music
an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

n an agreeable sound property

Antonyms:
dissonance
disagreeable sounds
Types:
consonance, harmoniousness
the property of sounding harmonious
Type of:
sound property
an attribute of sound

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