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ELEMENTS

Harmony







A consistent orderly, or pleasing Arrangement of parts; congruity. . . . Correspondence . . . . Parallelism, mutual relations and differences . . . . Science of the structure, relations, and practical combination of [elements, tones, etc.] . . . . [Music] The simultaneous combination of tones, esp. when blended into chords pleasing to the ear . . . . Tuneful sound: Melody . . . . Concordant . . . . The combination of simultaneous musical notes in a chord . . . . The structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords . . . . Agreement, Accord . . . .


C  O  N  S  I  D  E  R  A  T  I  O  N  S
Correspondence

Fit

Consistency

Symmetry

Blend

Consonance

Conformity

Simultaneity

Mutuality

Agreement in feeling or action

Pleasingly consistent whole

Congruous

Concord

Unity

Peace

Amity

Friendship

Tuneful

Melodious

Fitting

Amicable

Congenial

Sympathetic


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Harmony n [ME armony, fr. MF armonie, fr. L harmonia, fr. GK, joint, harmony, fr. harmois joint --more at Arm] [14c] 1 archaic: tuneful sound: Melody 2a: the combination of simultaneous musical notes in a chord b: the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords c: the science of the structure, relation, and progression of chords 3a: pleasing or congruent arrangement of parts [a painting exhibiting __ of color and line] b: Correspondence, Accord [lives in __ with her neighbors] c: internal calm: Tranquility 4a: an interweaving of different accounts into a single narrative b: a systematic arrangement of parallel literary passages [as of the Gospels] for the purpose of showing agreement or harmony

Harmonious adj [1530] 1: musically concordant 2: having the parts agreeably related: congruous [blended into a __ whole] 3: marked by accord in sentiment or action

1 Harmonic adj [1570] 1: Musical 2: of or relating to musical harmony or a harmonic 3: pleasing to the ear: Harmonious 4: of an integrated nature: Congrruous

2 Harmonic n [1777] 1a: Overtone, esp: one whose vibration frequency is an integral multiple of that of the fundamental b: a flute-like tone produced on a stringed instrument by touching a vibrating string at a nodal point 2: a component frequency of a complex wave [as of electromagnetic energy] that is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]

Harmony [< L harmoni(a) < Gk: melody, lit., a joining (of sounds) + harmó(s) joint + -ia -y3; r. ME armonye < MF] n., pl. -nies. 1. agreement; accord; harmonious relations. 2. a consistent orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts; congruity. Music. a. Any simultaneous combination of tones. b. The simultaneous combination of tones, esp. when blended into chords pleasing to the ear; chordal structure, as distinguished from melody and rhythm. c. the science of the structure, relations, and practical combination of chords. 4. an arrangement of contents of the Gospels, either of all four or of the first three designed to show their parallelism, mutual relations and differences. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]




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