I. adjective Date: 1570 1. musical 2. of or relating to musical harmony or a harmonic 3. pleasing to the ear ; harmonious 4. of an integrated nature ; congruousharmonically adverb II. noun Date: 1777 1. a. overtone; especially one whose vibration frequency is an integral multiple of that of the fundamental b. a flutelike tone produced on a stringed instrument by touching a vibrating string at a nodal point 2. a component frequency of a complex wave (as of electromagnetic energy) that is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency

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