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 system or combination of things, or in things intended to form a connected whole; such an agreement between the different parts of a design or composition as to produce unity of effect; as, the harmony of the universe. [1913 Webster]

2. Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony. [1913 Webster]

3. A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency; as, a harmony of the Gospels. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mus.) (a) A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation. (b) The science which treats of their construction and progression. [1913 Webster]

Ten thousand harps, that tuned Angelic harmonies. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. (Anat.) See {Harmonic suture}, under {Harmonic}. [1913 Webster]

{Close harmony}, {Dispersed harmony}, etc. See under {Close}, {Dispersed}, etc.

{Harmony of the spheres}. See {Music of the spheres}, under {Music}.

Syn: {Harmony}, {Melody}.

Usage: Harmony results from the concord of two or more strains or sounds which differ in pitch and quality. Melody denotes the pleasing alternation and variety of musical and measured sounds, as they succeed each other in a single verse or strain. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Harmony — • A concord of sounds, several tones of different pitch sounded as a chord; among the Greeks, the general term for music Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Harmony     Harmony      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Harmony — bezeichnet: Harmony (Band), niederländische Musikgruppe Harmony Airways, Fluggesellschaft in Vancouver, Kanada Apache Harmony, Projekt zur Entwicklung einer Open Source Version der Java Technologie Harmony (ISS), ein Verbindungsknoten der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Harmony — Harmony, NC U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 526 Housing Units (2000): 223 Land area (2000): 1.382112 sq. miles (3.579653 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003144 sq. miles (0.008142 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.385256 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • harmony — 1 Harmony, consonance, accord, concord all designate the result attained or the effect produced when different things come together without clashing or disagreement. Harmony basically denotes the unity, order, and absence of friction produced by… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Harmony — Harmony: Harmony  свободная реализация несвободной версии Qt Apache Harmony  свободная реализация Java Harmony  нидерландская поп группа …   Википедия

  • Harmony — (Тортора,Италия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Lungomare Sirimarco 2, 87020 Тор …   Каталог отелей

  • harmony — [n1] social agreement accord, affinity, amicability, amity, compatibility, concord, conformity, consensus, consistency, cooperation, correspondence, empathy, friendship, good will, kinship, like mindedness, meeting of minds*, peace, rapport,… …   New thesaurus

  • harmony — UK US /ˈhɑːməni/ noun [U] ► the situation in which people live or work happily together without any big problems: » social/racial/political harmony …   Financial and business terms

  • harmony — late 14c., from O.Fr. armonie harmony, also the name of a musical instrument (12c.), from L. harmonia, from Gk. harmonia agreement, concord of sounds, also as a proper name, the personification of music, lit. means of joining, used of ship planks …   Etymology dictionary

  • Harmony — Harmony, 1) Postort am Conequenessing, in der Grafschaft Butler im Staate Pennsylvanien (Nordamerika), wohin Georg Rapp (s.d.) zuerst seine Harmoniten aus Württemberg führte, mit welchen er dann nach Indiana zog, später wieder nach Pennsylvanien… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”