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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
racial harmony (=when people of different races live or work together and trust each other)
▪ Dr King's dream of racial harmony has never been fully realized.
▪ Here man and nature have achieved perfect harmony.
▪ Whatever the species, there is never perfect harmony and peace.
▪ They sang in perfect harmony, although I dare say Alex Ferguson will complain about the pitch.
▪ It no longer functions to modulate all the elements into perfect harmony.
▪ Timotei Moisturiser is able to nurture the softness of your skin by working in perfect harmony with it.
▪ If Daley was reactionary and stubborn, he was in perfect harmony with his town.
▪ In the future, perhaps all groups will be yin and yang: in perfect harmony.
▪ Always the sky imposes its moods and the landscape beneath responds in perfect harmony.
▪ Local authorities also have a specific duty to carry out their functions in such a way as will promote racial harmony.
▪ Back in class, Miss Grimhle gave a lecture on racial harmony.
▪ The account, I consider, is not conducive to professional or racial harmony.
▪ The centre has promoted racial harmony.
▪ Ordinarily. the city was a model of racial harmony.
▪ Read Charles Evers' book and hold him up as a model of racial harmony.
▪ The apparent social harmony of the mid-century could be attributed to Britain's economic success in these years.
▪ The invisible hand merely symbolizes the true orchestrator of social harmony, the free market.
▪ The economy consists of individuals seeking prosperity, yet most of its laws and many of its customs are about social harmony.
▪ Why, then, is social conflict rather than social harmony escalating?
▪ Like Marxism-Leninism, it entertains a sublime vision of human potential for social harmony and individual fulfilment.
▪ If only children did not hold strong ideas, disagreement and conflict would evaporate in the sunshine of social harmony.
▪ Anderson shares the bill with Justina &038; Joyce, famed for their lush vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar and lap dulcimer.
▪ Decades later, its winning vocal harmonies and spirited musical style still has a palpable impact.
▪ Here man and nature have achieved perfect harmony.
▪ Reconciliation implies the need to achieve harmony by making different objectives compatible.
▪ When do we need to achieve balance and harmony within ourselves?
▪ One of the best ways to achieve this harmony is through breathing.
▪ I suppose it takes years for two cultures to achieve perfect harmony.
▪ Also it promotes that holistic sense of the whole of life's experience being brought into harmony, including the discords.
▪ On the other hand, Mozart and Bach bring harmony and lightness, as well as a state of calm and order.
▪ It is as though the historic opponents of medieval times, the aristocrats and the guildsmen, had been brought together in harmony.
▪ Alone each musician is noise. yet with the guidance of the conductor, an orchestra creates music and harmonies.
▪ When choosing an editor, chose an orchestra leader-an expert to help you create harmony from content and style.
▪ It also creates an atmosphere of harmony with friends.
▪ In Example 105 Schoenberg creates a beautifully delicate harmony, which seems to float along on a distant astral plane.
▪ Rainforest-dwelling people have learnt to live in harmony with their environment.
▪ The house was a happier place without him, and the three of us lived together in remarkable harmony.
▪ As a man with agricultural interests you will appreciate the importance of living in harmony with nature and of conserving the environment.
▪ Normally solitary characters, after infection these animals lived in harmony with each other, mating and raising many pups.
▪ At the same time Red Deer taught me to live in harmony with the animals.
▪ But what can you do if you're not living in harmony with them?
▪ When two parties live in harmony, neither makes much fuss and mutual dependence may pass unobserved.
▪ Local authorities also have a specific duty to carry out their functions in such a way as will promote racial harmony.
▪ Aren't there cheaper and more fruitful ways of promoting harmony between nations?
▪ Nor, says Mr Imai, should they be allowed to write off the exorbitant sums they spend on promoting group-wide harmony.
▪ The centre has promoted racial harmony.
▪ Without women men revert to animals, without men women could heal and restore to harmony a world raped and ravaged.
▪ Thus homoeopathy seeks to restore the organism to harmony and balance.
▪ It can be useful to refer to something you all have in common, which may restore a feeling of harmony.
▪ Mr Christie immediately pledged to try to restore trust and harmony to the club's warring board.
▪ Your skin asks for a gentle moisturiser that works in harmony with its own natural properties.
▪ And yet all work in harmony and harm no one.
▪ Timotei Moisturiser is able to nurture the softness of your skin by working in perfect harmony with it.
▪ The last two options working in harmony make perfect sense.
▪ With a number of teams in different departments working in harmony anything can be achieved.
▪ But it's important to make sure all the fabrics in the different layers work in harmony together.
▪ But John Gittins has never lost sight of the fact that man must work in harmony with nature.
▪ All first year music students are required to take a class in harmony.
▪ four-part harmony
▪ The harmonies in her symphonies are wonderfully rich.
▪ We sat down and talked in an effort to restore family harmony.
▪ A few weeks later, Christine McVie was brought in to add a few keyboard and harmony vocal parts.
▪ Also it promotes that holistic sense of the whole of life's experience being brought into harmony, including the discords.
▪ But the apparent harmony was that of a ballroom Beirut.
▪ In the conventional sense of the word, which conveys some sort of harmony with the natural world, it certainly was.
▪ Music is music: melody, harmony, rhythm and texture.
▪ The High Elves possess a great respect for their land and build their cities in harmony with nature as much as possible.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Harmonic \Har*mon"ic\ (h[aum]r*m[o^]n"[i^]k), Harmonical \Har*mon"ic*al\ (-[i^]*kal), a. [L. harmonicus, Gr. "armoniko`s; cf. F. harmonique. See Harmony.]

  1. Concordant; musical; consonant; as, harmonic sounds.

    Harmonic twang! of leather, horn, and brass.

  2. (Mus.) Relating to harmony, -- as melodic relates to melody; harmonious; esp., relating to the accessory sounds or overtones which accompany the predominant and apparent single tone of any string or sonorous body.

  3. (Math.) Having relations or properties bearing some resemblance to those of musical consonances; -- said of certain numbers, ratios, proportions, points, lines, motions, and the like.

    Harmonic interval (Mus.), the distance between two notes of a chord, or two consonant notes.

    Harmonical mean (Arith. & Alg.), certain relations of numbers and quantities, which bear an analogy to musical consonances.

    Harmonic motion, the motion of the point A, of the foot of the perpendicular PA, when P moves uniformly in the circumference of a circle, and PA is drawn perpendicularly upon a fixed diameter of the circle. This is simple harmonic motion. The combinations, in any way, of two or more simple harmonic motions, make other kinds of harmonic motion. The motion of the pendulum bob of a clock is approximately simple harmonic motion.

    Harmonic proportion. See under Proportion.

    Harmonic series or Harmonic progression. See under Progression.

    Spherical harmonic analysis, a mathematical method, sometimes referred to as that of Laplace's Coefficients, which has for its object the expression of an arbitrary, periodic function of two independent variables, in the proper form for a large class of physical problems, involving arbitrary data, over a spherical surface, and the deduction of solutions for every point of space. The functions employed in this method are called spherical harmonic functions.
    --Thomson & Tait.

    Harmonic suture (Anat.), an articulation by simple apposition of comparatively smooth surfaces or edges, as between the two superior maxillary bones in man; -- called also harmonia, and harmony.

    Harmonic triad (Mus.), the chord of a note with its third and fifth; the common chord.


Thorough bass \Thor"ough bass`\ (Mus.) The representation of chords by figures placed under the base; figured bass; basso continuo; -- sometimes used as synonymous with harmony.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from Old French armonie "harmony," also the name of a musical instrument (12c.), from Latin harmonia, from Greek harmonia "agreement, concord of sounds," also as a proper name, the personification of music, literally "means of joining," used of ship-planks, etc., also "settled government, order," related to harmos "fastenings of a door; shoulder," from PIE *ar-ti-, from *ar- "to fit together" (see arm (n.1)). Musical sense is oldest in English; that of "agreement of feeling, concord" is from late 14c.


n. 1 agreement or accord. 2 A pleasing combination of elements, or arrangement of sounds. 3 (context music English) The academic study of chords. 4 (context music English) Two or more notes played simultaneously to produce a chord. 5 (context music English) The relationship between two distinct musical pitches (musical pitches being frequencies of vibration which produce audible sound) played simultaneously. 6 A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency.

  1. n. compatibility in opinion and action [syn: harmoniousness]

  2. the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords [syn: musical harmony]

  3. a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole [syn: concord, concordance]

  4. agreement of opinions [syn: concord, concordance]

  5. an agreeable sound property [ant: dissonance]

Harmony, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
Population (2000): 526
Housing Units (2000): 223
Land area (2000): 1.382112 sq. miles (3.579653 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.003144 sq. miles (0.008142 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.385256 sq. miles (3.587795 sq. km)
FIPS code: 29640
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.961588 N, 80.773947 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 28634
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Harmony, NC
Harmony, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
Population (2000): 589
Housing Units (2000): 255
Land area (2000): 0.754158 sq. miles (1.953259 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.754158 sq. miles (1.953259 sq. km)
FIPS code: 31486
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 39.535401 N, 87.073872 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Harmony, IN
Harmony, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 937
Housing Units (2000): 434
Land area (2000): 0.379664 sq. miles (0.983324 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.004846 sq. miles (0.012552 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.384510 sq. miles (0.995876 sq. km)
FIPS code: 32688
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.801452 N, 80.127412 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 16037
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Harmony, PA
Harmony, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 1080
Housing Units (2000): 500
Land area (2000): 1.138171 sq. miles (2.947848 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.138171 sq. miles (2.947848 sq. km)
FIPS code: 27188
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 43.552703 N, 92.009421 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 55939
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Harmony, MN
Harmony (disambiguation)

Harmony, in music, is the use of simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords.

Harmony or harmonious may also refer to:


In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches ( tones, notes), or chords. The study of harmony involves chords and their construction and chord progressions and the principles of connection that govern them. Harmony is often said to refer to the "vertical" aspect of music, as distinguished from melodic line, or the "horizontal" aspect. Counterpoint, which refers to the interweaving of melodic lines, and polyphony, which refers to the relationship of separate independent voices, are thus sometimes distinguished from harmony.

In popular and jazz harmony, chords are named by their root plus various terms and characters indicating their qualities. In many types of music, notably baroque, romantic, modern, and jazz, chords are often augmented with "tensions". A tension is an additional chord member that creates a relatively dissonant interval in relation to the bass. Typically, in the classical common practice period a dissonant chord (chord with tension) "resolves" to a consonant chord. Harmonization usually sounds pleasant to the ear when there is a balance between the consonant and dissonant sounds. In simple words, that occurs when there is a balance between "tense" and "relaxed" moments.

Harmony (toolkit)

The Harmony toolkit is a never-completed free software widget toolkit that aimed to be API compatible with the then non- GPL licensed Qt widget toolkit. The QPL license that Qt used was free only if the program was not sold for profit and if its source code was freely available. It was later released under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

In addition to source compatibility with Qt, the Harmony project also aimed to add functionality such as multi-threaded applications and pluggable themes, features that Qt itself later added.

The GNU project launched the Harmony project, and also the GNOME desktop project, to counter the perceived problem that the free software KDE desktop was gaining popularity but was requiring that people install non GPL licensed software.

Development ceased at the end of 2000, when Qt was released under the GPL, removing the perceived need for the Harmony Project to exist. In January 2009 Qt itself was made available under the GNU LGPL, along with the previous license options.

Harmony (ISS module)

Harmony, also known as Node 2, is the "utility hub" of the International Space Station. The hub contains four racks that provide electrical power, plus electronic data, and act as a central connecting point for several other components via its six Common Berthing Mechanisms (CBMs). Harmony added to the station's living volume, an increase of almost 20 percent, from to The successful installation of Harmony meant that from NASA's perspective, the station was "U.S. Core Complete". Harmony was successfully launched into space aboard Space Shuttle flight STS-120 on October 23, 2007. After temporarily being attached to the port side of the Unity node, it was moved to its permanent location on the forward end of the Destiny laboratory on November 14, 2007.

Harmony (Three Dog Night album)

Harmony is the seventh album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). The album featured two Top 10 hits: a cover version of Paul Williams' " An Old Fashioned Love Song" (U.S. #4) and Hoyt Axton's " Never Been to Spain" (U.S. #5).

Harmony (Gordon Lightfoot album)

Harmony is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's 20th and most recent studio album. Recorded in 2001 and released in 2004, it reached #35 on the Independent albums chart.

Harmony (color)

In color theory, color harmony refers to the property that certain aesthetically pleasing color combinations have. These combinations create pleasing contrasts and consonances that are said to be harmonious. These combinations can be of complementary colors, split-complementary colors, color triads, or analogous colors. Color harmony has been a topic of extensive study throughout history, but only since the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution has it seen extensive codification. Artists and designers make use of these harmonies in order to achieve certain moods or aesthetics.

Harmony (Passions)

Harmony, New England is a fictional town that is featured on the American television soap opera Passions, which aired on NBC (1999–2007) and later on DirecTV (2007–08). The series followed the romantic and supernatural adventures of the town's residents.

A coastal New England town founded in 1646 with a small population, Harmony features a large fishing industry. The shots of the town shown on screen are filmed in the real town of Camden, Maine.

Harmony (Beni Arashiro song)

"Harmony" is Beni Arashiro's debut single, which served as the theme for TV ASAHI Friday Night's Drama "Rei-kan Bus Guide Jikenbo".

Harmony (Dutch band)

Harmony was a Dutch pop band of the 1970s. The group represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978 in Paris. There the band performed the song 't Is OK and ended in the 13th place with 37 points (20 entries).

Harmony consisted of Rosina Louwaars, Donald Lieveld and Ab van Woudenberg.

Harmony (Suzi Lane song)

"Harmony" is a 1979 song by Suzi Lane from the album Ooh, La, La. Along with the track "Ooh, La, La", the song went to number one for one week on the Billboard disco/dance chart. The single failed to chart on either the Billboard Hot 100 or the R&B chart.

"Harmony" was written by Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte, and Geoff Bastow and produced by Moroder.

Harmony (Schenker)

Harmony (, or "Theory of Harmony") is a book published in 1906 by Heinrich Schenker. It is the first installment of Schenker's three-volume treatise on music theory entitled New Musical Theories and Fantasies; the others are Counterpoint and Free Composition. Schenker's name did not appear on the original edition of the work – the author was listed simply as "an artist".

Harmony, which was Schenker's first major book-length theoretical writing, is notable for defining the theoretical agenda that Schenker was to carry out over the subsequent three decades. Schenker makes a careful distinction between the theories of harmony (which for Schenker is concerned with relations among scale-steps) and counterpoint (which deals only with voice leading); he argues that other theorists have confusingly mixed these two concepts. He introduces the principle of repetition, which gives rise to the concept of the motive. Schenker also strongly hints about the ways in which large spans of music can be understood as elaborations of simple structures; this idea is perhaps the most characteristic feature of his mature theory. Finally, he discusses the relationship between music and Nature, which would also be a recurring theme throughout his career.

The work also contains the type of polemical writing that was to characterize most of Schenker's output. In Harmony, Schenker expresses his dissatisfaction with the state of music theory and music pedagogy in his time, and, by making frequent references and comparisons to other theorists, argues at length that his own ideas are superior. He would repeat this procedure in his later writings, often adding virulent commentary about the social and political situation of early 20th century Europe.

Harmony (Don Williams album)

Harmony is the title of the fifth studio album released by country music artist Don Williams. It was released in 1976 (see 1976 in country music) and is his only album to have reached #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. The three singles released from this album, "Till the Rivers All Run Dry", "Say It Again" and "She Never Knew Me" reached #1, #1 and #2, respectively.

Harmony (The Priests album)

Harmony is the second studio album by Catholic group, The Priests. It was released in 2009 on RCA Records.

Harmony (Londonbeat album)

Harmony is the third album by British-based American R&B/ dance group Londonbeat, released in 1992 on the Anxious label. Although less successful than its predecessor In the Blood, Harmony produced two minor UK hits, "You Bring on the Sun" (#32) and "That's How I Feel About You" (#69). The former also reached the top 20 in Italy, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Austria.

Harmony (Sa Dingding album)

Harmony is a 2010 album by Chinese experimental singer-songwriter Sa Dingding, produced by Marius de Vries and released on Wrasse Records.

Harmony (Never Shout Never album)

Harmony is the second studio album by Never Shout Never and was released August 24, 2010. The packaging of the CD comes with flower seeds (while the limited edition bundle also includes a flower pot with the album name on it) with planting instructions "so you can get involved and make the world a more beautiful place!" The album was streamed on his MySpace on August 22, 2010. Harmony debuted at #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart.

Harmony (John Conlee song)

"Harmony" is a song written by Jimbeau Hinson and Rick Ellsworth, and by American country music artist John Conlee. It was released in February 1986 as the first single and title track from the album Harmony. The song reached #10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Harmony (Anne Murray album)

Harmony is a studio album by Canadian Country artist Anne Murray. It was released by Capitol Records in the summer of 1987.

The disc peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and sold approximately 350,000 copies in the United States.

Harmony (software)

Harmony is a Java-based software for creating high-definition music videos with 2D and 3D animations. The application was developed by Digital Chaotics, a company based in San Jose, California and established in 2010 by Ken and Leanna Scott.

Harmony (2010 film)

Harmony is a 2010 South Korean film starring Kim Yunjin and Na Moon-hee about a group of women in prison who start a choir.

It sold 3,045,009 tickets, making it 5th best selling film of the year in Korea.

Harmony (Serena Ryder album)

Harmony is the sixth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Serena Ryder. The album was released on November 27, 2012 in Canada, and on August 27, 2013 in the USA. A French edition featuring bilingual versions of two songs was released for the Quebec market on September 24, 2013. It received three Juno Award Nominations in 2013, winning Adult Alternative Album with five more (pending) nominations the following year including Album of the Year.

Harmony (Elton John song)

"Harmony" is a song written by Bernie Taupin and Elton John that was originally released by Elton John on his 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. In the U.S. it was released as the B-side of the " Bennie and the Jets" single in 1974, and in the U.K. it was released as a single in 1980 with " Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" on the B-side. It has also been covered by many artists, including Diana Ross, Zac Brown Band and Jesse Malin.

Harmony (2015 film)

is a 2015 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Michael Arias and Takashi Nakamura, animated by Studio 4°C and based the novel of the same name by Project Itoh. The film was released on November 13, 2015. Two other anime films based on novels by the same author are to be released: The Empire of Corpses was released on October 2, 2015 and Genocidal Organ, currently delayed without a release date.

Harmony (band)

Harmony is a Swedish Christian metal band from Borås, Sweden, where they formed in 2000. They have released three studio albums, Dreaming Awake (2003), Chapter II: Aftermath (2008), and Theatre of Redemption (2014), and two extended plays, End of My Road (2008) and Remembrance (2015).

Harmony (The Wake album)

The Wake is the debut studio album by English post-punk band The Wake, released in 1982 by record label Factory.

It was reissued on Factory Benelux in 1984), LTM Recordings in 2001 (as Harmony + Singles) and Factory Benelux again in 2013 (CD and double LP).

Usage examples of "harmony".

Genet was still stirring up trouble, but then, to Adams, Genet was a fool whose head had been turned by too much popular attention, and there was far more harmony over the issue of neutrality than Adams had expected.

It had been the great star-faring guilds, the Leading Star, the Adventurine, and later the Cor Tauri and Num Sessa, who had developed the modern harmonia with their multiple, multi-throated pipes, and the flexible tuning systems that let a ship go directly from the lifting sequence, the harmony that countered the music of the planetary core, to the music that would take them to the edge of the systemic envelope and finally beyond the twelfth of heaven.

Alioth and Algol looked down on them as on the first pair of lovers they shone over, and the autumn air seemed full of harmonies as when the morning stars sang together.

They lived together in perfect harmony with all of them talking at once and none paying the slightest heed to what the other was saying.

A difference of religion is always pernicious, and often fatal, to the harmony of the prince and people: the Gothic conqueror had been educated in the profession of Arianism, and Italy was devoutly attached to the Nicene faith.

Nothing went together, yet everything had a kind of harmony that was extraordinary, like Artemisia herself.

The language was no longer pure, and neither prose nor poetry retained the harmony and elegance of the Augustan age.

Azerbaijan, mixing old Azeri melodies with European forms and harmonies.

It is particularly important to refrain from making unfavourable remarks or statements concerning the friends and the loved ones of God, inasmuch as any expression of grievance, of complaint or backbiting is incompatible with the requirements of unity and harmony and would dampen the spirit of love, fellowship and nobility.

A monotonous betweenwhiles kind of talk they kept droning, in harmony with the still hum of the air.

There was an occasional obvious joker, like the short, blubbery, tusked fellow peddling newspapers by the door and the bicephalic singer on the small stage managing some nice harmony on a Cole Porter tune.

Transfixed by awe, and a harmony that wrung him breathless, Verrain wept as he realized: the bogland he viewed was still governed by nature.

But under the influence of the chocolate bonbon she sat down and ran her fingers lightly over the keys producing such exquisite harmony that she was filled with amazement at her own performance.

Among those boons was his elevation to the stature of a master of brahmanic power, a level of shakti comparable only to that which is wielded by the Seven Seers, the brahmarishis like myself who have been ordained by Brahma himself to oversee the smooth functioning and harmony of the three worlds.

Silence followed their course on the Ficinan model, frowning to herself as Bruja moved from the relative safety of its current position to the snaking line of harmony that skirted the worst of the coil of interference.