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harmonious

[ hahr-moh-nee-uhs ]
/ hɑrˈmoʊ ni əs /
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adjective

marked by agreement in feeling, attitude, or action: a harmonious group.
forming a pleasingly consistent whole; congruous: harmonious colors.
pleasant to the ear; tuneful; melodious.

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harmonic suture, harmonic tone, harmonica, harmonicon, harmonics, harmonious, harmoniously, harmonist, harmonistic, harmonium, harmonization

Origin of harmonious

First recorded in 1520–30, harmonious is from the Greek word harmónios melodious, literally, fitting. See harmony, -ous
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harmonious

/ (hɑːˈməʊnɪəs) /

adjective

(esp of colours or sounds) fitting together well
having agreement or consensus
tuneful, consonant, or melodious
Derived Formsharmoniously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for harmonious

harmonious


adj.

1540s, in music, from French harmonieux (14c.), from harmonie (see harmony). In nonmusical use from 1630s. Related: Harmoniously; harmoniousness.

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