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HARMONY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does harmony mean? 

HARMONY (noun)
  The noun HARMONY has 5 senses:

1. compatibility in opinion and action
2. the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
3. a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
4. agreement of opinions
5. an agreeable sound property

  Familiarity information: HARMONY used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


HARMONY (noun)


Sense 1harmony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Compatibility in opinion and action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

harmony; harmoniousness

Hypernyms ("harmony" is a kind of...):

compatibility (capability of existing or performing in harmonious or congenial combination)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "harmony"):

congruence; congruity; congruousness (the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate)


Sense 2harmony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

musical harmony; harmony

Hypernyms ("harmony" is a kind of...):

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "harmony"):

harmonisation; harmonization (a piece of harmonized music)

four-part harmony (harmony in which each chord has four notes that create four melodic lines)

preparation ((music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord)

resolution ((music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord)


Sense 3harmony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

concordance; concord; harmony

Hypernyms ("harmony" is a kind of...):

order (established customary state (especially of society))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "harmony"):

peace (harmonious relations; freedom from disputes)

comity (a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect)

accord; agreement (harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters)


Sense 4harmony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Agreement of opinions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

concordance; harmony; concord

Hypernyms ("harmony" is a kind of...):

agreement (the verbal act of agreeing)


Sense 5harmony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An agreeable sound property

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("harmony" is a kind of...):

sound property (an attribute of sound)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "harmony"):

consonance; harmoniousness (the property of sounding harmonious)

Antonym:

dissonance (disagreeable sounds)


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