Dispersed harmony
Dispersed Dis*persed", a. Scattered. -- {Dis*pers"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Dis*pers"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Dispersed harmony} (Mus.), harmony in which the tones composing the chord are widely separated, as by an octave or more. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dispersed harmony — Harmony Har mo*ny (h[aum]r m[ o]*n[y^]), n.; pl. {Harmonies} ( n[i^]z). [F. harmonie, L. harmonia, Gr. armoni a joint, proportion, concord, fr. armo s a fitting or joining. See {Article}.] 1. The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dispersed — Dis*persed , a. Scattered. {Dis*pers ed*ly}, adv. {Dis*pers ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] {Dispersed harmony} (Mus.), harmony in which the tones composing the chord are widely separated, as by an octave or more. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Close harmony — Harmony Har mo*ny (h[aum]r m[ o]*n[y^]), n.; pl. {Harmonies} ( n[i^]z). [F. harmonie, L. harmonia, Gr. armoni a joint, proportion, concord, fr. armo s a fitting or joining. See {Article}.] 1. The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Missouri Harmony — The Missouri Harmony, first published in 1820, was the most popular of all frontier shape note tune books during its reign. The 185 songs compiled in the collection were favorites used in Protestant churches and singing schools, and many were… …   Wikipedia

  • Southern Harmony — The Southern Harmony is a shape note hymn and tune book compiled by William Walker. The book was released in 1835 under the full title of The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion . It is part of the larger tradition of shape note singing. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Open harmony — Open O pen, a. [AS. open; akin to D. open, OS. opan, G. offan, Icel. opinn, Sw. [ o]ppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to E. up. Cf. {Up}, and {Ope}.] 1. Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Harmonies — Harmony Har mo*ny (h[aum]r m[ o]*n[y^]), n.; pl. {Harmonies} ( n[i^]z). [F. harmonie, L. harmonia, Gr. armoni a joint, proportion, concord, fr. armo s a fitting or joining. See {Article}.] 1. The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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