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[hahr-moh-nee-uh s] /hɑrˈmoʊ ni əs/
marked by agreement in feeling, attitude, or action:
a harmonious group.
forming a pleasingly consistent whole; congruous:
harmonious colors.
pleasant to the ear; tuneful; melodious.
Origin of harmonious
1520-30; < Greek harmónios melodious, literally, fitting. See harmony, -ous
Related forms
harmoniously, adverb
harmoniousness, noun
nonharmonious, adjective
nonharmoniously, adverb
nonharmoniousness, noun
preharmonious, adjective
preharmoniously, adverb
preharmoniousness, noun
unharmonious, adjective
unharmoniously, adverb
1. amicable, congenial; sympathetic. 2. concordant, congruent, consonant, consistent.
1, 3. discordant. Unabridged
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  • The fourscore of guests at this cozy retreat practically form one harmonious and joyous family.
  • Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students.
  • Of course an open, harmonious board is better than a divided one in which business is done away from the table.
  • For these birds, it's the more harmonious duos that frighten others the most.
  • Not since the ancient days of alchemy have science and magic had such a harmonious relationship.
  • It is also notable for the harmonious relationship between the open and built spaces, the simplicity of its design, and its size.
  • Peters helped them pull together a harmonious whole.
  • The difficulty of uniting their profession for harmonious action has always.
  • But nagging is generally not useful and does not make for harmonious domestic arrangements.
  • Coordinate your interior and exterior colors for a harmonious feel, when possible.
British Dictionary definitions for harmonious


(esp of colours or sounds) fitting together well
having agreement or consensus
tuneful, consonant, or melodious
Derived Forms
harmoniously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for harmonious

1540s, in music, from French harmonieux (14c.), from harmonie (see harmony). In nonmusical use from 1630s. Related: Harmoniously; harmoniousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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