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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: harmonie, from Latin harmonia, from Greek, 'joint, harmony'

harmony

noun
     
har‧mo‧ny plural harmonies
1 [countable usually plural, uncountable]APM notes of music combined together in a pleasant way
in harmony
a choir singing in perfect harmony
the gorgeous vocal harmonies on 'Mexicali Rose'
three-part harmonies
2 [uncountable] when people live or work together without fighting or disagreeing with each other:
I do believe it is possible for different ethnic groups to live together in harmony.
peace and harmony
an era of peace and harmony
3

be in harmony with something

formal to agree with another idea, feeling etc, or look good with other things:
Your suggestions are not in harmony with the aims of this project.
4 [uncountable] the pleasant effect made by different things that form an attractive whole:
the harmony of sea and sky
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