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Below you will find the definition of harmony, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - compatibility in opinion and action
EXAMPLES - Harmony in a Sentence
- Even this modest moment of harmony is short-lived. (source)
- The word harmony may even cover both nature and life. (source)
- Whether he and Dunleavy could have coexisted in harmony is debatable. (source)
- Now you want everybody to quit doing it so that they can live in "harmony"? (source)
- What knickknacks there were, were in harmony with the natural, the nautical. (source)
- This is described by the terms harmony, health, order, perfection, and the like. (source)
- First, metaphysical perfection is constituted by harmony, that is, unity in variety. (source)
- That the secret to peace and harmony is more miscommunication, not less. godoggo says: (source)
- Or we can find our home here, coming to rest in harmony with others and with ourselves. (source)
- Super Punch: Ninjas and pirates living together in harmony skip to main | skip to sidebar (source)
- I have the kanji for the word harmony tattooed on my back (is that too much information?). (source)
- There was one hiccup in German harmony on Tuesday when World Cup captain Philipp Lahm said in (source)
- This harmony is a reason which a Triads can work with a Mafia, a CIA, as good as a Illuminati. (source)
- Especially the idea of harmony between the heavens and the earth, and harmony among the people. (source)
- Sled-riding skeletons, 16th-century portraits and little rice houses live in harmony within Sperone's Swiss retreat. (source)
- English tragical harmony, that is, the harmony of blank verse, diversified often by dissyllable and trisyllable terminations. (source)
- Relationship harmony occurs when all parties take full responsibility for creating the current conditions in the relationship. (source)
- Photographs by Pascal Chevallier Sled-riding skeletons, 16th-century portraits and little rice houses live in harmony within Sperone's Swiss retreat. (source)
- Rather, he is after achieving "harmony" - as in the title of one of his bestselling books, Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want. (source)
- How the hell will humanity find a way to live in harmony with itself (and with our planet) -- and will we have to destroy ourselves in order to get there? (source)
- VI: Conclusion and recommendations For the sake of the long-term harmony and unity of the state, the 3.14 incident in Tibet is worthy of our deep reflection. (source)
- Far from resolving interminable tensions, the recent deal struck between the two main Sudanese political forces is unlikely to lead to long-term harmony, writes (source)
- Beauty lies in harmony, not in contrast; and harmony is refinement; therefore, there must be a fineness of the [Page 222] senses if we are to appreciate harmony. (source)
- Special Forces personnel to ensure that the company was constantly acting in harmony with, and in support of, U.S. military interests and desires, the spokesman said. (source)
- Feng Shui is an art of living in harmony with the elements and while some of its intricate matters need expert touch, the most basic principles can be implemented with ease. (source)
- We envision Spheres of Influence working in harmony with each other, based upon a Diverse Monetary Structure, a floating value to each individual currency based upon markets values. (source)
- "He seems," says Dennis, "to have been the very original of our English tragical harmony, that is, the harmony of blank verse, diversified often by dissyllable and trissyllable terminations. (source)
- At the Weimar Institut zur Methodologischen Erneuerung des Deutschen Theaters he studied theatre, and at the Weimar academy he took classes in Italian, harmony, piano, singing and enunciation. (source)
- The positions of the hands of the executants on the harps and lyres, as well as the use of short and long pipes, make it appear probable that something of what we call harmony was known to the Egyptians. (source)
- _English_ drama are his, _He seems_, says _Dennis, to have been the very original of our_ English _tragical harmony, that is, the harmony of blank verse, diversified often by dissyllable and trissyllable terminations. (source)
- Age and infirmity seem to be overlooked in what she calls the harmony between us, -- not perfect agreement of opinion (which I should regret, with almost fifty years of difference), but the spirit-union: can you say what it is? (source)
- Scripture were defended, and of the disingenuousness of certain harmonists; indeed, the mention of the word harmony was enough to kindle an outbreak of righteous anger, which would sometimes go to the utmost limit of righteousness. (source)
- But I was impressed that it's obvious that he has been thinking very hard about this and thinking about it from a security point of view and from a point of view of peace and long-term harmony and prosperity of peoples in the region. (source)
- Call it whatever variation of folk you want, the songs toy with the idea of harmony and dissonance in a unique way, mixing cool, mellow melodies with a steady sense of unease, just enough to keep you listening (Mellow yeah, sleepy, no). (source)
- There was one hiccup in German harmony on Tuesday when World Cup captain Philipp Lahm said in a newspaper interview he saw no reason to give up the armband when Michael Ballack returned to fitness after the injury that kept him out of the side. (source)
- Anna had realized that for most people on Erde, even players, the term harmony had a far more general meaning in Liedwahr " something akin to "not creating dissonance" rather than the earthly technical musical meaning of parallel chords or supporting lines of music distinct from the melody line. (source)
- It is, in both cases, that a spiritual life has been imparted to nature; that the solid seeming block of matter has been pervaded and dissolved by a thought; that this feeble human being has penetrated the vast masses of nature with an informing soul, and recognised itself in their harmony, that is, seized their law. (source)
- In a more popular view, Leibniz's place in the history of the philosophy of mind is best secured by his pre-established harmony, that is, roughly, by the thesis that there is no mind-body interaction strictly speaking, but only a non-causal relationship of harmony, parallelism, or correspondence between mind and body. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "harmony" 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 24 synonyms for harmony.
accord, affinity, amicability, amity, compatibility, concord, conformity, consensus, consistency, cooperation, correspondence, empathy, friendship, good will, kinship, like-mindedness, meeting of minds, peace, rapport, sympathy, tranquility, unanimity, understanding, unity
We have 11 antonyms for harmony.
cacophony, clash, disagreement, discord, dislike, disproportion, fighting, hatred, imbalance, incompatibility, jangling
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of harmony from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Agreement in feeling or opinion; accord: live in harmony.
- (noun) A pleasing combination of elements in a whole: color harmony; the order and harmony of the universe. See Synonyms at proportion.
- (noun) Music The study of the structure, progression, and relation of chords.
- (noun) Music Simultaneous combination of notes in a chord.
- (noun) Music The structure of a work or passage as considered from the point of view of its chordal characteristics and relationships.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Agreement or accord.
- (noun) a pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds
- (noun) The academic study of chords.
- (noun) Two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord.
- (noun) The relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or combination of things, or in 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.
- (noun) Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship.
- (noun) A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency.
- (noun) A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.
- (noun) The science which treats of their construction and progression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A combination of tones that is pleasing to the ear; concord of sounds or tones.
- (noun) Especially, in music: Music in general, regarded as an agreeable combination of tones.
- (noun) Any simultaneous combination of consonant or related tones; a concord.
- (noun) Specifically, a common chord or triad. See triad.
- (noun) The entire chordal structure of a piece, as distinguished from its melody or its rhythm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) compatibility in opinion and action
- (noun) 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
- (noun) agreement of opinions
- (noun) an agreeable sound property
- (noun) the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords