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.

Definitions of harmony
  1. noun
    compatibility in opinion and action
    synonyms: harmoniousness
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    congruence, congruity, congruousness
    the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
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    compatibility
    capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination
  2. noun
    agreement of opinions
    synonyms: concord, concordance
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    agreement
    the verbal act of agreeing
  3. noun
    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, consonance
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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
    the state of corresponding exactly
    social contract
    an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection
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    order
    established customary state (especially of society)
  4. noun
    the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
    synonyms: musical harmony
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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
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    music
    an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  5. noun
    an agreeable sound property
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    dissonance
    disagreeable sounds
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    consonance, harmoniousness
    the property of sounding harmonious
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    sound property
    an attribute of sound
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