Definition of harmonious in English:



  • 1Tuneful; not discordant.

    ‘harmonious music’
    • ‘The harmonious music and singing were provided by Mrs McAufield and the school choir, with primary seven pupils taking part in various tasks to bring the service together.’
    • ‘During the performance, gamelan players are required to display both music and dance skills, exhibiting a perfect blend of expressive dance movements and harmonious music.’
    • ‘The lead vocals matched the music perfectly and flexed from a gentle harmonious type vocal to the more Mancunian swagger, familiar within many Manchester artists.’
    • ‘Paradise Lost blurs harmonious sound and music and speech together, and they are all a synecdoche for the divine.’
    • ‘With a rich, honey-thick voice, an ear for the catchiest turn of vocal and lyrical phrase, and a harmonious way with a melody, Reid Jamieson turns eight homemade acoustic demos into a thing of beauty.’
    • ‘She giggled lightly, her voice so harmonious and free that at that moment I had no worries and no doubts.’
    • ‘And they showed him where they belong to with their music that was a harmonious mix of Bhojpuri, African, Latino and even Bollywoodi!’
    • ‘She always had the best diorama in social studies class, the most realistic drawing in art, and the most harmonious voice in music.’
    • ‘I noticed that a slow song came on and the harmonious music washed over us.’
    • ‘Boasting a solid, multi-talented cast, Inanna is clever and grand in its scope, with music that careens between harmonious and neatly dissonant.’
    • ‘Tuneful trumpeters joined harmonious horn players at Bury Music Centre when they staged annual concert performances.’
    • ‘Among the acts that took to the stage were hilarious novelty acts, rhythmic dance routines, some melodious individual singing, harmonious duets and even a few notable musicians.’
    • ‘Though the music is harmonious (which has led some listeners to underrate Poulenc's ingenuity), at dramatic moments it is fresh and raw.’
    • ‘It mixes harmonious, romantic Cuban music and the passion of flamenco singing.’
    • ‘Mozart's music may be the harmonious equivalent to countryside palaces or grand neoclassical academies.’
    • ‘Our being begins reverberating to the music of the infinite as we tune-in to its harmonious rhythm; its unalloyed notes manifest the message that is meant for us.’
    • ‘After a day of hard work, you can sit down and enjoy one cup of freshly brewed cappuccino with a choice of tempting cakes and fruit tarts, while listening to the harmonious sounds of a live pianist playing your favourite tunes.’
    • ‘Fathers and daughters, mothers and sons joined thousands of baby boomers for an enchanting evening of harmonious music.’
    • ‘It was the sort of tune that was difficult not to take to, and it strolled through my imagination, its harmonious music leaving footprints as it ambled along.’
    • ‘It seems natural and right that music which is not merely harmonic, but harmonious, should be highly regarded in civilized societies.’
    tuneful, melodious, melodic, sweet-sounding, pleasant-sounding, sweet-toned, mellifluous, dulcet, lyrical
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    1. 1.1 Forming a pleasing or consistent whole.
      ‘the decor is a harmonious blend of traditional and modern’
      • ‘The gentle humour and satire make a harmonious blend.’
      • ‘Located in the central city district, the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur is a modern tower complex incorporating a harmonious blend of Asian and Western architectural styles.’
      • ‘The difficulty for the estates theory was that it had described four ideal types of persons, and each type had been a harmonious blend of characteristics.’
      • ‘The result then is a harmonious blend of their voices to form an impressive, composite whole.’
      • ‘Like Adam Smith, I believe that intelligent action results from a harmonious blend of emotion and reason.’
      • ‘While the design schemes featured are diverse in style, each illustrates a harmonious blend of form and function, and demonstrates how there is no universal recipe for the perfect interior.’
      • ‘The feminine forms give more scope to express the rhythmic and harmonious qualities of Indian art traditions and to create highly stylised forms, he says.’
      • ‘The result is a harmonious blend of historic and new styles that is both unexpected and interesting.’
      • ‘What we end up with is a surprisingly harmonious blend of, well, video game tunes and traditional style Celtic rhythms.’
      • ‘These construction s of the south as freer and more harmonious would have been particularly attractive to Signac and his Neo-Impressionist colleagues.’
      • ‘The combination of plums and spices, reminiscent of chai tea, made a harmonious blend of sweet, pungent, and spicy flavors.’
      • ‘For many Ubudians and world visitors alike, tourism in Ubud is a harmonious mixture of art, tradition, spiritual and religious endeavors.’
      • ‘The piece mirrors a harmonious blend of contemporary fashion culled out of traditional art form.’
      • ‘Within the meditative tradition, cheerfulness is considered to be the natural, harmonious and wholesome expression of our truest self.’
      • ‘It involves a whole way of living in which meditation, life, and activity are meant to blend into one harmonious integrality.’
      • ‘Sticking to hues immediately next to each other on the color wheel, as Wiley did here, is a foolproof way to ensure a harmonious blend of blooms in a garden planting.’
      • ‘Now everything fell into place and conveyed a beautiful idea in the harmonious blend of warm and cool colours chosen by the artists.’
      • ‘You only get another go as ‘you’ if you manage to reconcile all the differences between these spirits and blend them into a harmonious whole with the ability to create.’
      • ‘It is always better to have a harmonious blend of the ancient and the modern.’
      • ‘Osmania University was a harmonious blend of Hindu-Muslim architecture, Prof. Rao pointed out.’
      congruous, coordinated, matching, balanced, proportional, in proportion, compatible, well matched, well proportioned, well balanced
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    2. 1.2 Free from disagreement or dissent.
      ‘harmonious relationships’
      • ‘Trying to maintain a harmonious atmosphere among a squad where one out of every two players is sure to be bitterly disappointed at not being selected on a starting team is no easy task - especially when the stakes are so high.’
      • ‘So lying between individuals raises questions of personal integrity, character, and the kind of trust which is vital to any harmonious relationship.’
      • ‘A range of films looking back into history were marked by a specific nostalgia for the irretrievably lost times of harmonious multi-ethnic co-existence.’
      • ‘The childhood socialization practices that emphasize harmonious relationships again play a role.’
      • ‘Jen is an essential element of Confucianism and represents an ideal state in which an individual maintains harmonious social relationships with his fellow men.’
      • ‘These types of students are cooperative and interested in building a harmonious relationship with their teacher and peers.’
      • ‘Beginning in early childhood, girls are socialized to maintain harmonious relationships by negotiating conflict.’
      • ‘Keeping young people happy and out of trouble is arguably the key to obtaining a harmonious society and Toby Wilson, from Castelnau Youth Club in Barnes, is one of the unsung heroes whose work contributes to this mammoth task.’
      • ‘I feel that any information we can share will be very useful to the both of us, and I look forward to a harmonious relationship between us.’
      • ‘Again, it was the patron's role to mediate between the artist and the press, ensuring a harmonious relationship on both sides.’
      • ‘Meeting these demands requires teamwork and harmonious relationships between nurses and physicians.’
      • ‘How to meet these challenges, secure peace and development in the world and create a stable and harmonious homeland for all is a critical question that calls for serious consideration and effective solution.’
      • ‘It ought to be a harmonious gathering, celebrating the successes of Labour's two terms - the lowest unemployment for a generation, investment in public services, redistribution.’
      • ‘A harmonious relationship with trust and respect flowing in all directions amongst the stakeholders will be to everyone's long term advantage.’
      • ‘The Government, however, needs to be very careful that the influx is properly controlled to avoid placing the kind of pressures on our already stretched community which could damage our ambitions of a harmonious future.’
      • ‘McEwan may persuade readers to believe in his harmonious little clique, but as a social allegory, his image of family life is hard to swallow.’
      • ‘Festival organizers aimed for a harmonious parade of different masquerades, the order of which was controlled by officials urging groups forward and holding them back.’
      • ‘Cuomo feels his meditation practice is now helping to create a more harmonious relationship between members.’
      • ‘The author appropriately declares that, contrary to pre-1980s scholarship, Bamana culture is not homogeneous or harmonious.’
      • ‘When they embark upon marrying someone, they should do so with sincerity of purpose and with the intention of creating a harmonious relationship.’
      friendly, amicable, cordial, amiable, agreeable, congenial, easy, peaceful, peaceable, conflict-free, cooperative, good-natured
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