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Topic: MUSIC

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


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

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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