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Harmony (IPA: /ˈhɑɹməni/)


Harmony (n.)

The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in things, or 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.

Harmony (n.)

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

Harmony (n.)

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.

Harmony (n.)

A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.

Harmony (n.)

The science which treats of their construction and progression.

Harmony (n.)

See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.

Harmony

Aspect of music

Harmony

Pleasing combination of elements in a whole

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Town in Indiana, United States

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .for destroying the harmony in the villages by interfering on behalf of the peasants and betraying the money lender." - Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A battle line occurs at these critical points in time. The heaven born leader must fight the onslaught with vigor and courage. Yet, no person alone can avenge a malevolent enemy. A grain of sand cannot consider itself a beachfront nor can a single drop of rain claim to be a raging river. However, when all the forces combine in harmony, then rocks crumble into dust, the earth shakes, and mountains move." - Harmony

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A true hypothesis for Kepler must be a statement of the underlying mathematical harmony discoverable in the effects." - The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Accordion, n. An instrument in harmony with the sentiments of an assassin." - Ambrose Bierce

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Ancient belief in a cosmos composed of spheres, producing music as angels guided them through the heavens, was still fluorishing in Elizabethan times. .. .There is a good deal more to Pythagorean musical theory than celestial harmony. Besides the music of the celestial spheres (musica mundana), two other varieties of music were distinguished: the sound of instruments.. .(musica instrumentalis), and the continuous unheard music that emanated from the human body (musica humana), which arises from a resonance between the body and the soul. .. .In the medieval world, the status of music is revealed by its position within the Quadrivium"”the fourfold curriculum"”alongside arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy. Medieval students... believed all forms of harmony to derive from a common source. Before Boethius' studies in the ninth century, the idea of musical harmony was not considered independently of wider matters of celestial or ethical harmony." - Harmony


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