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 for harmony
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Harmonic twang! of leather, horn, and brass. --Pope.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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
     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
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Harmony \Har"mo*ny\ (h[aum]r"m[-o]*n[y^]), n.; pl. Harmonies
     (-n[i^]z). [F. harmonie, L. harmonia, Gr. "armoni`a joint,
     proportion, concord, fr. "armo`s a fitting or joining. See
     1. The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system
        or combination of things, or in things intended to form a
        connected whole; such an agreement between the different
        parts of a design or composition as to produce unity of
        effect; as, the harmony of the universe.
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     2. Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners,
        interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and
        friendship; as, good citizens live in harmony.
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     3. A literary work which brings together or arranges
        systematically parallel passages of historians respecting
        the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency;
        as, a harmony of the Gospels.
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     4. (Mus.)
        (a) A succession of chords according to the rules of
            progression and modulation.
        (b) The science which treats of their construction and
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                  Ten thousand harps, that tuned
                  Angelic harmonies.                --Milton.
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     5. (Anat.) See Harmonic suture, under Harmonic.
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     Close harmony, Dispersed harmony, etc. See under Close,
        Dispersed, etc.
     Harmony of the spheres. See Music of the spheres, under
     Syn: Harmony, Melody.
     Usage: Harmony results from the concord of two or more
            strains or sounds which differ in pitch and quality.
            Melody denotes the pleasing alternation and variety of
            musical and measured sounds, as they succeed each
            other in a single verse or strain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: compatibility in opinion and action [syn: harmony,
      2: the structure of music with respect to the composition and
         progression of chords [syn: harmony, 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: harmony, concord,
      4: agreement of opinions [syn: harmony, concord,
      5: an agreeable sound property [ant: dissonance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  292 Moby Thesaurus words for "harmony":
     acclamation, accommodation, accord, accordance, acquiescence,
     adaptation, adaption, adjustment, affinity, agape, agreement,
     agreement of all, amity, an in, arrangement, array, articulation,
     assent, atlas, attune, attunement, balance, beauty,
     bilateral symmetry, bipartisanship, bliss, bonds of harmony,
     brotherly love, calendar, caritas, casebook, catalog,
     catalogue raisonne, cement of friendship, cessation of combat,
     charity, chime, chiming, chorus, city directory,
     classified catalog, closeness, coaction, coadjuvancy,
     coadministration, coagency, coaptation, cochairmanship,
     codirectorship, coherence, coincidence, collaboration,
     collaborativeness, collectivism, collusion, commensalism,
     common assent, common consent, common effort, common enterprise,
     communalism, communion, communism, communitarianism, community,
     community of interests, compatibility, compliance, complicity,
     concatenation, concentus, concert, concinnity, concord,
     concordance, concurrence, conformance, conformation,
     conformation other-direction, conformity, congeniality, congruence,
     congruency, congruity, consensus, consensus gentium,
     consensus of opinion, consensus omnium, consent, consentaneity,
     consistency, consonance, consonancy, consort, conventionality,
     cooperation, cooperativeness, correspondence, cyclopedia,
     deployment, diapason, diatesseron, dictionary catalog, dignity,
     directory, disposal, disposition, duet, duumvirate,
     dynamic symmetry, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, elegance,
     empathy, encyclopedia, equality, equilibrium, equivalence, esprit,
     esprit de corps, euphony, eurythmics, eurythmy, evenness,
     exemption from hostilities, favor, favorable regard,
     feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, finish, fitness,
     flexibility, formation, freedom from war, frictionlessness,
     friendly relations, gazetteer, general acclamation,
     general agreement, general consent, general voice, good graces,
     good terms, good understanding, good vibes, good vibrations,
     goodwill, grace, happy family, harmonics, heavy harmony, homophony,
     identity, index, integration, integrity, intersection,
     joining of forces, joint effort, joint operation, keeping, kinship,
     layout, liberty in tranquillity, like-mindedness, line, lineup,
     love, malleability, marshaling, mass action, measure, measuredness,
     meeting of minds, mellifluousness, melodics, melodiousness, melody,
     monochord, monody, morale, multilateral symmetry, music,
     music theory, musicality, musicography, musicology,
     mutual assistance, mutual regard, mutual understanding, mutualism,
     mutuality, obedience, observance, octet, one accord, one voice,
     oneness, order, orderedness, orderliness, organization, orthodoxy,
     overlap, parallelism, pax, peace, peacetime, phone book, pliancy,
     polyglot, polyphony, pooling, pooling of resources, proportion,
     proportionality, pulling together, quartet, quiet, quietude,
     quintet, rapport, rapprochement, reciprocity, reconcilement,
     reconciliation, record book, reference book, regard, regularity,
     respect, rhythm, rhythmics, routine, same mind, self-consistency,
     septet, setup, sextet, shapeliness, sharing, single voice,
     solidarity, sonority, source book, spirituality, strictness,
     structure, studbook, sweetness, symbiosis, symmetricalness,
     symmetry, sympathy, symphony, sync, synchronism, synchronization,
     synergism, synergy, system, tally, team spirit, teamwork,
     telephone book, telephone directory, theory, three-part harmony,
     timing, togetherness, total agreement, traditionalism,
     tranquillity, trilateral symmetry, trio, triumvirate, troika, tune,
     tunefulness, unanimity, unanimousness, understanding, uniformity,
     union, unison, unisonance, united action, unity,
     universal agreement, work of reference

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  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

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  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

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  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

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  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

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