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harmony (n.)

late 14c., "combination of tones pleasing to the ear," from Old French harmonie, armonie "harmony," also the name of a musical instrument (12c.), from Latin harmonia, from Greek harmonia "agreement, concord of sounds," also as a proper name, the personification of music, literally "means of joining," used of ship-planks, etc., also "settled government, order," related to harmos "fastenings of a door; joint, shoulder," from PIE ar(ə)-smo-, suffixed form of root *ar- "to fit together." Modern scientific harmony, using combinations of notes to form chords, is from 16c. Sense of "agreement of feeling, concord" is from late 14c.

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Definitions of harmony

harmony (n.)
compatibility in opinion and action;
Synonyms: harmoniousness
harmony (n.)
the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords;
Synonyms: musical harmony
harmony (n.)
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;
Synonyms: concord / concordance
harmony (n.)
agreement of opinions;
Synonyms: concord / concordance
harmony (n.)
an agreeable sound property;
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