harmony Definition

  • 1the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords and chord progressions having a pleasing effect
  • 2agreement or concord

Using harmony: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "harmony" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The choir sang in perfect harmony.

  • Example

    The colors in the painting are in harmony with each other.

  • Example

    The two sides reached a harmony on the disputed issue.

  • Example

    The band's music is known for its beautiful harmonies.

harmony Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for harmony

Antonyms for harmony

Idioms Using harmony

  • in complete agreement or synchronization


    The team worked together in perfect harmony to finish the project on time.

  • to sing different parts that complement each other to create a pleasing sound


    The choir members practiced for weeks to be able to sing in harmony during the performance.

  • not in agreement or not working well together


    The new policy was out of harmony with the company's values and caused a lot of controversy.

Phrases with harmony

  • compatible or consistent with something else


    Her actions were not in harmony with her words.

  • to coexist peacefully with others


    The diverse community lived in harmony despite their differences.

  • the balance and interdependence of living organisms and their environment


    The documentary explores the harmony of nature and the impact of human activity on it.

Origins of harmony

from Greek 'harmonia', meaning 'joint, agreement, concord'


Summary: harmony in Brief

The term 'harmony' [ˈhɑːməni] refers to the pleasing combination of musical notes, as well as agreement or concord. It can describe the compatibility of colors or the peaceful coexistence of people. Examples include 'The choir sang in perfect harmony,' and 'The two sides reached a harmony on the disputed issue.' 'Harmony' extends into phrases like 'in harmony with,' and idioms like 'in perfect harmony,' denoting complete agreement.

How do native speakers use this expression?