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Below you will find the definition of harmonious, followed by 49 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - existing together in harmony
EXAMPLES - Harmonious in a Sentence
- China will have its desperately "harmonious" games. (source)
- Speech, therefore, is "harmonious" (not lopsided) and obeys the rules. (source)
- Symbiosis, maybe; even a kind of harmonious interaction, but not stability. (source)
- He thinks a Dunga can produce a "harmonious" team that can win the World Cup. (source)
- Is not what is called harmonious truth to it, and what is called pleasing good to it? (source)
- Signalling a "harmonious" relationship with younger brother Anil Ambani's Reliance-Anil (source)
- In China and during the "harmonious" moment of the Olympics, there's a fine line between the two. (source)
- A kind of harmonious incongruity was the chief characteristic of the man and his solitary lodging. (source)
- He also rejected the "harmonious" relationship Farquharson purported to have with his estranged wife. (source)
- These protests threaten social stability, or what the Chinese government calls a "harmonious society." (source)
- The external signs have to be in harmonious relation with the mystery of salvation in place in the rite. (source)
- The orchestra is good, and composed of blacks and whites, like the notes of a piano, mingled in harmonious confusion. (source)
- The great Yorkshire side of the 60s could hardly be described as harmonious unless it was under attack from outsiders. (source)
- Another kind of harmonious unification of lines is continuity, where out of different lines or shapes a single line is made. (source)
- The first test begins today: Can China, despite the enormous unrest boiling under the surface, put on a "harmonious" Olympics? (source)
- Coordination can be defined as the harmonious and effective working together of people and organizations towards a common goal. (source)
- He was believed to have had plans for an inclusive, "harmonious" kingdom where Macedonians and Iranians would share as a ruling class. (source)
- And this very metaphor "harmonious," which they so constantly employ, involves the idea of a close connection between music and morals. (source)
- The language must rise gradually with the rising passions of the speakers, and subside in harmonious unison with their sinking emotions. (source)
- In some groups the usual duet-like performances have developed into a kind of harmonious singing, which is very curious and pleasant to hear. (source)
- SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Kyodo) - (EDS: ADDING QUOTES, BACKGROUND) South minister Yu Myung Hwan said Thursday he hopes for a "harmonious" settlement of (source)
- The Chinese have said that they want to emerge as a significant world influence and world power into what they describe as a harmonious environment. (source)
- But Chinese President Hu Jintao's pledges to make China a more "harmonious" society have done little to discourage the gold rush of opulence purveyors. (source)
- In his geniality, his sociability, his genuine love of fun, his frank readiness to amuse or be amused, the epithet "harmonious" is abundantly justified. (source)
- The facades of such buildings show that this is brick, this is stone, or this is cast iron; but they always fail to impress the beholder with the idea of harmonious design. (source)
- With the situation in Tibet still tense, and anti-China protests greeting the Olympic torch at many legs of its "harmonious" journey, it seems an odd moment for such openness. (source)
- The religious community also included nearly 1,000 ethnic-Chinese monks -- testimony to the kind of harmonious interracial mingling that Beijing often claims but rarely achieves. (source)
- A suggestion that I have often offered in various articles upon this subject is to practice what I may term harmonious or rhythmic breathing, which I regard as of exceptional value. (source)
- Among the attributes of the poet is his capacity to listen, and then to respond to what he hears by recapitulating it through what he terms the harmonious music of written language, poetry. (source)
- No country on this planet is "harmonious" - Moore's Utopia is a great fictional work - and no country in the modern world will always have beautiful prancing unicorns under perpetual rainbows. (source)
- She was, in brief, one of those people who are best described by the word "harmonious;" people who never set your teeth on edge, or rub you up the wrong way, as very excellent people occasionally do. (source)
- He may only be prodding his audience to think for itself, but his smart-aleck dismissal of any movie too popular, cleancut, or "harmonious" (a slur in his vocabulary) denies some of cinema's deepest pleasures. (source)
- Knowledge [gnosis], so to speak, is a perfecting of man as man, which is brought about by acquaintance with divine things; in character, life, and word harmonious and consistent with itself and the divine Word. (source)
- 'I am so anxious to know you, so anxious to cultivate your good opinion, so desirous that there should be a delicious kind of harmonious family understanding between us,' said Sir Mulberry, 'that you mustn't think (source)
- While the latter is often described as a harmonious blend of equal or near-equal parts espresso coffee, steamed milk and foam, a cafe latte places more of an emphasis on the milk than either the coffee or the foam. (source)
- Later on, the emphasis on German classical literature and neohumanism brought forward the ideals of the so-called harmonious personality, the right and duty to strive for individual perfection of mind, soul and body. (source)
- Signalling a "harmonious" relationship with younger brother Anil Ambani's Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG), Ambani said that RIL will supply natural gas to ADAG's power plants as and when they are ready to receive the gas. (source)
- Instead of divided and controversially-minded institutions we have a group of colleges working together in harmonious relations, realising each its own individuality and yet each contributing to the welfare of the University as a whole. (source)
- Island (1633), a poem in 10 books, giving an elaborate allegorical description of the body and mind of man, which, though tedious and fanciful, contains some fine passages, recalling the harmonious sweetness of Spenser, whose disciple the poet was. (source)
- DOUGLAS DEVOS: This was based on the world-view perspective that subject expert Larry Summers set out: Either we're going to have tit-for-tat discussions on very short-term issues every time something pops up or we're going to form a long-term harmonious relationship. (source)
- DOUGLAS DEVOS : This was based on the world-view perspective that subject expert Larry Summers set out: Either we're going to have tit-for-tat discussions on very short-term issues every time something pops up or we're going to form a long-term harmonious relationship. (source)
- It is the first duty of federal economic policy to maintain harmonious and trustful relations with the nations of the West so that our markets will be secured by our own good faith and scrupulous respect for the rights of others and from whom, in turn, we can demand the same. (source)
- The Convention was a rag-bag of dissent, made up of bits so various in hue and texture that the managers must have been as much puzzled to arrange them in any kind of harmonious pattern as the thrifty housewife in planning her coverlet out of the parings of twenty years 'dressmaking. (source)
- What it's supposed to do seen as a whole is allow all people -- all people -- to live together in a society where they have so many different views, so many different needs, but to live together in a way that is more harmonious, that is better so that they can work productively together. (source)
- An end is assumed, in this case an end which involves radical injustice toward every interest not included in it; and then an organism is developed or conceived that shall subserve that end, and political justice is defined as the harmonious adjustment of powers and functions within that organism. (source)
- In particular, when it comes to China's culture, system and values, the CCP has tried hard to convince the world that its authoritarian developmental model -- "capitalism with Chinese characteristics" -- is perfectly compatible with both a modern and successful political-economy and a "harmonious" society. (source)
- Chinese leaders reaffirmed the importance of what President Hu Jintao calls "harmonious" growth when the National People's Congress met last March, and in recent weeks Chinese and foreign analysis have suggested that Beijing soon could unveil a massive fiscal stimulus package targeting disadvantaged sectors of the economy. (source)
- The objective trail commonly reflects the same imprint - or "blueprint" and therefore becomes religiously valid through actual praxis or applied "gnosis" - with the actual encounter typically amounting to the dissolution of personal ego states into a unitary sense of at-one-ment commonly described as harmonious alignment with a more expansive "meta reality". (source)
- We are proud that we can contribute to such a task that provides the physician of a German body politic with the material [the needs] for his examination, so that our physician can determine whether, from the standpoint of the nation's health, the data thus arrived at correlates in a harmonious, that is healthy, relationship -- or whether diseased conditions must be cured by corrective interventions .... (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 49 example sentences provided below is 40.0, which suggests that "harmonious" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 44 synonyms for harmonious.
accordant, adapted, amicable, balanced, compatible, concordant, congenial, congruous, consonant, coordinated, cordial, dulcet, euphonious, harmonic, harmonizing, in accord, in chorus, in concert, in harmony, in step, in tune, in unison, like, matching, mellifluous, melodic, melodious, mix, musical, of one mind, on same wavelength, peaceful, rhythmical, silvery, similar, simpatico, sonorous, suitable, sweet-sounding, symmetrical, sympathetic, symphonic, symphonious, tuneful
We have 10 antonyms for harmonious.
cacophonous, disagreeable, discordant, dissonant, harsh, hostile, inharmonious, opposed, unfriendly, unlike
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of harmonious from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Exhibiting accord in feeling or action.
- (adjective) Having component elements pleasingly or appropriately combined: a harmonious blend of architectural styles.
- (adjective) Characterized by harmony of sound; melodious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Showing accord in feeling or action.
- (adjective) Having components pleasingly or appropriately combined.
- (adjective) Melodious; in harmony.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Adapted to each other; having parts proportioned to each other; symmetrical.
- (adjective) Acting together to a common end; agreeing in action or feeling; living in peace and friendship.
- (adjective) Vocally or musically concordant; agreeably consonant; symphonious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Exhibiting harmony or being in harmony; having parts, forms, relations, or proportions properly accordant each with the others, so that all taken together constitute a consistent or an esthetically pleasing whole; also, being in harmony or concord with something else; congruous.
- (None) Specifically, in music, concordant; consonant; symphonious; agreeable to the ear. See harmony.
- (None) Marked by harmony in action or feeling; acting or living in concord; peaceable; friendly: as, harmonious government; a harmonious family.
- (None) Synonyms Melodious, dulcet, tuneful.
- (None) Amicable, brotherly, neighborly, cordial.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) existing together in harmony
- (adjective) exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
- (adjective) suitable and fitting
- (adjective) musically pleasing