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Meaning of harmony by Wiktionary Dictionary



    First attested in 1602. From Middle English armonye, from Old French harmonie/armonie, from Latin harmonia, from Ancient Greek ἁρμονία ( harmonia, “joint, union, agreement, concord of sounds” )


    • ( US )
      • IPA: /ˈhɑrməni/
      • X-SAMPA: /"hArm@ni/


    harmony ( plural: harmonies )

    1. agreement or accord
    2. a pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds
    3. ( music ) the academic study of chords
    4. ( music ) two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord
    5. ( music ) the relationship between two distinct musical pitches ( musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound ) played simultaneously

    External links

    • harmony in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • harmony in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Explanation of harmony by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. compatibility in opinion and action

    2. an agreeable sound property

    3. the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords

    4. agreement of opinions

    5. a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties ( as of colors and sounds )