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[sim-foh-nee-uh s] /sɪmˈfoʊ ni əs/
harmonious; in harmonious agreement or accord.
Origin of symphonious
First recorded in 1645-55; symphony + -ous
Related forms
symphoniously, adverb
nonsymphonious, adjective
nonsymphoniously, adverb
nonsymphoniousness, noun
unsymphonious, adjective
unsymphoniously, adverb Unabridged
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  • symphonious with the melody, those in the room lifted their voices in chant.

    The Coming Race Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • The world might have been a discord;—Whence came its first symphonious movement?

  • He improvised upon a many-stringed lyre made of tortoise shell, and his music was shimmering and symphonious.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • The air was oppressed with symphonious sounds, and the ear filled with a tumult of harmony.

    Imogen William Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for symphonious


(literary) harmonious or concordant
Derived Forms
symphoniously, adverb
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