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Harmony meaning

harmony - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony.
  3. 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.
  4. 4. A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.
  5. 5. The science which treats of their construction and progression.
  6. 6. See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.
  7. 7. Agreement; concord of musical sounds.

harmony - examples of usage

  1. Her vision seemed to lay out the lines of her life until death in a way which satisfied her sense of harmony. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The next thing is to discuss the various attempts which have been made to remedy these evils, and to bring labour and capital into harmony with each other. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. Commerce between nation and nation is not only one of the best means of increasing wealth and saving labour, but it brings us nearer to the time when all nations will live in harmony, as if they were but one nation. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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