harmonious


harmonious
[[t]hɑː(r)mo͟ʊniəs[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED A harmonious relationship, agreement, or discussion is friendly and peaceful.

Their harmonious relationship resulted in part from their similar goals.

...the most harmonious European Community summit for some time.

Syn:
amicable, cordial
Derived words:
harmoniously ADV-GRADED ADV after v

To live together harmoniously as men and women is an achievement.

2) ADJ-GRADED Something that is harmonious has parts which go well together and which are in proportion to each other.

The architecture is harmonious and no building is over five or six floors high.

...a harmonious balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Syn:
Derived words:
harmoniously ADV-GRADED ADV adj, ADV after v

...a pure, harmoniously proportioned face.

...stone paths that blend harmoniously with the scenery.

3) ADJ-GRADED Musical notes that are harmonious produce a pleasant sound when played together.

...the mysterious skill involved in producing harmonious sounds.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Harmonious — Har*mo ni*ous (h[aum]r*m[=o] n[i^]*[u^]s), a. [Cf. F. harmonieux. See {Harmony}.] 1. Adapted to each other; having parts proportioned to each other; symmetrical. [1913 Webster] God hath made the intellectual world harmonious and beautiful without …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • harmonious — I adjective accordant, acquiescent, adapted, adjusted, agreeable, agreeing, allied, amicable, apposite, apt, arranged, assenting, becoming, blended, bonded, canorus, coexistent, coexisting, combined, compatible, concinnous, concordant, concors,… …   Law dictionary

  • harmonious — 1540s, in music, from Fr. harmonieux (14c.), from harmonie (see HARMONY (Cf. harmony)). In nonmusical use from 1630s. Related: Harmoniously; harmoniousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • harmonious — [adj] agreeable, corresponding; friendly accordant, adapted, amicable, balanced, compatible, concordant, congenial, congruous, consonant, coordinated, cordial, dulcet, euphonious, harmonic, harmonizing, in accord, in chorus, in concert, in… …   New thesaurus

  • harmonious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) tuneful; not discordant. 2) forming a pleasing or consistent whole. 3) free from conflict. DERIVATIVES harmoniously adverb harmoniousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • harmonious — [här mō′nē əs] adj. [Fr harmonieux < OFr harmonie: see HARMONY] 1. having parts combined in a proportionate, orderly, or pleasing arrangement; congruous 2. having similar or conforming feelings, ideas, interests, etc.; in accord 3. having… …   English World dictionary

  • harmonious — UK [hɑː(r)ˈməʊnɪəs] / US [hɑrˈmoʊnɪəs] adjective 1) friendly and peaceful a harmonious environment/relationship/society 2) harmonious colours or parts combine well with each other The different parts of the picture form a harmonious whole. a… …   English dictionary

  • harmonious — har|mo|ni|ous [ha:ˈməuniəs US ha:rˈmou ] adj 1.) harmonious relationships are ones in which people are friendly and helpful to one another 2.) sounds that are harmonious are very pleasant 3.) parts, colours etc that are harmonious look good or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • harmonious — har|mo|ni|ous [ har mouniəs ] adjective 1. ) friendly and peaceful: a harmonious environment/relationship/society 2. ) used about things such as colors or parts of something that combine well with each other: The different parts of the picture… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • harmonious — adjective 1 harmonious relationships, agreements etc are ones in which people are friendly and helpful to one another 2 sounds that are harmonious are very pleasant 3 parts, colours etc that are harmonious look good or work well together: The… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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