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
the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
agreement of opinions
compatibility in opinion and action
an agreeable sound property
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.
Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony.
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.
A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.
The science which treats of their construction and progression.
See harmonic suture, under harmonic.
Denoting, in a complex sound, a mathematic relationship among the frequencies of the fundamental tone and its overtones so that the frequencies of the overtones are whole number multiples or partials of the frequency of the fundamental tone; the resulting auditory effect has a musical or pleasant quality, as opposed to noise.