• WordNet 3.6
    • adj harmonious existing together in harmony "harmonious family relationships"
    • adj harmonious suitable and fitting "the tailored clothes were harmonious with her military bearing"
    • adj harmonious exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
    • adj harmonious musically pleasing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Researchers in Denmark found that beer tastes best when drunk to the accompaniment of a certain musical tone. The optimal frequency is different for each beer, they reported. The correct harmonious tone for Carlsberg Lager, for example, is 510-520 cycles per second.
    • Harmonious Acting together to a common end; agreeing in action or feeling; living in peace and friendship; as, an harmonious family.
    • Harmonious Adapted to each other; having parts proportioned to each other; symmetrical. "God hath made the intellectual world harmonious and beautiful without us."
    • Harmonious Vocally or musically concordant; agreeably consonant; symphonious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • harmonious 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.
    • harmonious Specifically, in music, concordant; consonant; symphonious; agreeable to the ear. See harmony.
    • harmonious Marked by harmony in action or feeling; acting or living in concord; peaceable; friendly: as, harmonious government; a harmonious family.
    • harmonious Synonyms Melodious, dulcet, tuneful.
    • harmonious Amicable, brotherly, neighborly, cordial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Harmonious having harmony: symmetrical, congruous: concordant
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  • Etty Hilsum
    Etty Hilsum
    “One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.”
  • Hermann Hesse
    “You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves.”
  • Albert Camus
    “But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a person and life they lead.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    “He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. harmonieux,. See Harmony


In literature:

From these color scales each individual is free to choose combinations in accord with his feeling for color harmony.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
Although this might be filled with many groups, yet all formed a harmonious whole.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
Consider the most complex and the most harmonious organism.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Let the divine image now be stamped upon terrestrial affairs, and bring harmony out of strife.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
The sense of taste and the wants of the system act in perfect harmony.
"How To Behave: A Pocket Manual Of Republican Etiquette, And Guide To Correct Personal Habits" by Samuel R Wells
From the Odeum came the richest music, pealing forth upon the sultry air, and, breaking into softest harmony, melted into the light.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
That human nature, as its Creator made it, and maintains it wherever His laws are observed, is entirely harmonious.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Absolute communism in the deepest and most harmonious faithfulness prevailed.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
Where the spirit of man comes into harmony with a harmony external to it, there is beauty.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
So the party fitted together very harmoniously.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
But we certainly do not yet possess these things fairly distributed or in harmony of mind.
"Progress and History" by Various
Beauty of mind and body are to be harmoniously united.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
What do I mean by a practical knowledge of harmony?
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
His own soul is full of harmony, endless in variety, and most ravishing.
"Music and Some Highly Musical People" by James M. Trotter
It is also in harmony with the context, as applied in John.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
This latter tribunal is the more common in South India, and is more in harmony with the spirit and methods of the land.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
At bottom there is a natural harmony of interests.
"Liberalism" by L. T. Hobhouse
The laws of color harmony are as mathematically fixed as the law of gravity.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
Each diminished seventh harmony may resolve in sixteen different ways.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
Besides these lessons, she studied harmony and practiced solfeggio at the Conservatory.
"Camilla: A Tale of a Violin" by Charles Barnard

In poetry:

The strings of music here are tun'd
For heavenly harmony,
And every spirit here perfum'd
With perfect sanctity.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
Dim or unheard, the words may fall,
And yet the heaven-taught mind
May learn the sacred air, and all
The harmony unwind.
"Cathchism" by John Keble
But that other smiling sister,
With the blue and laughing eye,
Singing, in a lighter measure,
Strains of woodland harmony:
"Verses Written In An Alcove" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
The passing time to note,
Th' harmonious chord they swell:
The cause, though trac'd to years remote,
Tradition does not tell.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
The long grass—an earth-rooted sea—
Mimics the watery strife.
To boat or horse? Wild motion we
Shall find harmonious life.
"Songs of the Summer Days" by George MacDonald
Heard, from the speaking stones that strew
The hillside of Success;
From spheres whose harmonies anew
Can those who listen bless;
"A Keynote [Extract]" by Bernard O Dowd

In news:

Uriah Heep 's progressive/heavy metal fusion, massive keyboards sound, and strong vocal harmonies made them one of the classic heavy metal bands of the 1970s.
"In our nation," President Bush told Pope Benedict XVI at the White House yesterday, "faith and reason coexist in harmony.
Bluegrass duo the Roys make peaceful noise with homespun harmonies.
With the successful attachment of the new Harmony module by spacewalkers Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock today, the astronauts plan to enter their new addition for the first time Saturday.
All is not harmony on the Hudson.
Every year, the club hosts two big fundraisers: Harmony and High Tea in the fall and Baskets and Buddies in the spring.
Brothers in Fact and Harmony.
During live performances, Gwirtzman constructs an ensemble sound for most of his songs, instantly recording one instrumental part atop another until the music crescendos into a propulsive blend of rhythm, melody and harmony.
A Biography by Marc Eliot Harmony, 463 pp.
New Harmony Swan Lake justly deserves name.
DENNY SIMMONS / Courier & Press Windsor, a European mute swan, on Swan Lake in back of the New Harmony Inn in New Harmony, Ind.
Underneath it all, Libras strive for balance and are happiest in a harmonious environment.
Izakaya With Seoul Sushi and bulgogi burritos live together in perfect harmony, side-by-side at Tustin's Haru Izakaya.
People really can live together in harmony.
You can also loop riffs to figure out perfect harmonies to play.

In science:

Stolzenburg, F. 2009 A periodicity-based theory for harmony perception and scales.
Music in Terms of Science
In this light, we can see that there is a harmonious convergence between the stochastic approach of Nelson and the de Broglie-Bohm approach.
Space Time as a Random Heap
Infact we have here a harmonious and meaningful convergence of Nelson’s stochastic approach and the de Broglie-Bohm approach, if we recognize the minimum space time cut offs, which again as pointed out, have a Brownian underpinning.
Space Time as a Random Heap
From the necessary harmony of QCD with the electroweak content of the Standard Model, including the Higgs phenomenon, may be derived chiral perturbation theory, and its very successful description of the lowest-energy strong interactions.
Summary: Working Group on QCD and Strong Interactions
After all, gravity and quantum mechanics have yet to be joined harmoniously.
Origin of the Blueshift in Signals from Pioneer 10 and 11
This brings the void model closer, but not yet enough, to harmony with observational indications given by the background kinetic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect and the normalization of near-infrared galaxy luminosity function.
Testing the Copernican Principle with Hubble Parameter
In harmony with our hierarchy of the categories of maps in 1.1, it is natural to ask if a criterion similar to (1.23) exists also for bilipschitz circles or surfaces.
Geometric properties of quasiconformal maps
In harmony with the above heuristic principle we now start a review of special functions that will occupy a considerable part of Sections 2 and 3.
Geometric properties of quasiconformal maps
Su, Rental harmony: Sperners lemma in fair division, Amer.
On the Complexity of Envy-Free Cake Cutting
This total is in harmony with recent studies of globular clusters that suggest anywhere from 0.5 to over 1 M⊙ is lost between the main sequence turnoff and the white dwarf cooling sequence (Moehler et al. 2004; Hansen et al. 2007; Richer et al. 2008).
Fast Winds and Mass Loss from Metal-Poor Field Giants
On the definition and properties of p-harmonious functions.
Tug-of-war with noise and an invariance of p-harmonic functions under boundary perturbations
For harmony games (HG) with R > T > S > P, we have B > 0 and C > 0, and everybody will eventually cooperate.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
In the multi-population harmony game (MHG), we have B > 0 and C > 0.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
Simulation results for two interacting populations with self-interactions and incompatible preferences playing prisoner’s dilemmas or harmony games.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
Under such conditions, both populations may develop separate, coexisting norms (see yellow area in Fig. 3B and Movie S3), as for the multi-population harmony game.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach