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1  —as in:
live together harmoniously
Definition co-existing peacefully; or having components that are combined in a pleasing way
  • We work to encourage the harmonious coexistence of different cultures.
harmonious = co-existing peacefully; or having components that are combined in a pleasing way
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The article is titled "Three Ways to Build More Harmonious Family Relationships".
  • harmonious = co-existing peacefully; or having components that are combined in a pleasing way
  • resolve the problem harmoniously
  • Any one coming to the house in Cheyne Walk felt that here was an orderly place, shapely, controlled—a place where life had been trained to show to the best advantage, and, though composed of different elements, made to appear harmonious and with a character of its own.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Night and Day
  • My neighbor Feng, a postal worker with a lazy eye and unerring sense of humor, had consumed an inharmonious amount of baijiu, the official firebrew of China. Late into the evening he stood up and announced: "The Beijing government is always talking about building a harmonious society, but we already have a harmonious society right here in this courtyard!" The assembled guests roared their approval. A few minutes later Feng puked in the corner, and our celebration of harmony was over for the night.
    Austin Ramzy, Time, 2007  -- (retrieved 10/18/09)
  • To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit;
    1 Peter 3:8 (NASB)
  • ...and so balance and compensate the deficiencies of one by the excess of another, as to produce a harmonious and orderly system.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • ...under these reflections was a harmonious consciousness of...
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Nothing as he was growing up at home, nothing at Devon, nothing even about the war had broken his harmonious and natural unity.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • harmonious = co-existence with surroundings in a peaceful and pleasing manner
  • For both of us, it's been quite a blow to suddenly realize that very little remains of the close and harmonious family we used to have at home!
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
harmonious = co-existence in a peaceful and pleasing manner

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2  —as in:
soothing, harmonious music
Definition of music: pleasing (through the combination of different notes)
  • The changes created a more harmonious melody.
harmonious = pleasing
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The band's practice sessions don't sound very harmonious.
  • harmonious = pleasing
  • ...filled with lovely sights, harmonious sounds, delicious scents; and...
    Wilkie Collins  --  Man And Wife
  • On an instrument of ten strings, On the lute, And on the harp, With harmonious sound.
    Psalm 92:3 (KJV)
  • It was a glorious night, hot and still. ...  Alas, that these harmonious moments can never endure!
    Agatha Christie  --  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • I heard voices, among them my own, chanting harmonies in an ancient hall.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • harmonies = pleasing music
  • It was his favorite, with its powerful, deep harmonies—he was a little sorry to be missing it.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • harmonies = of music: pleasing (through the combination of different notes)
  • His feet pounded the floor, the bells jingling in perfect harmony with the beat of the tabla.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • harmony = in a pleasing manner (through the combination of different notes)
  • You would have to hear it yourself to believe the perfect pitch, the harmony parts, how the volume rolled up and down.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • harmony = pleasing combination of sounds
  • So soon as he had finished, the youth began, not to play, but to utter sounds that were monotonous, and neither resembling the harmony of the old man's instrument nor the songs of the birds; I since found that he read aloud, but at that time I knew nothing of the science of words or letters.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
harmony = pleasing music

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Less commonly:
Harmony in the expression, live together in harmony, is just another form of this word. However, in the expression, the harmony of the music, it refers technically to the structure of the music. In that instance, it is neutral with regard to how good the music sounds, or how well the pieces fit together.
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