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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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  • If men could combine thus earnestly, and patiently, and harmoniously to some really worthy end, what might they not accomplish?

    Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau
  • If both work for it harmoniously there is no reason why it should not be accomplished.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
  • Accents representing all sections of the country were harmoniously and curiously mingled, and the spirit of fraternity was marked.

    Pioneering in Cuba James Meade Adams
  • Johnson and he met frequently, and agreed most harmoniously.

    Women of History Anonymous
  • All the noblest criteria of moral and intellectual manhood ought to be vigorously and harmoniously developed in him.

  • In it tragedy and comedy are harmoniously blended, and it has a happy ending.

  • In reality he was at no period so full of life and health, so harmoniously inspired and upborne by a great enthusiasm.

  • The novelty, the beauty of the scene, harmoniously blended with his passion.

    Henrietta Temple Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for harmoniously


(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 harmoniously



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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