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harmonious

[hahr-moh-nee-uh s]
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  1. marked by agreement in feeling, attitude, or action: a harmonious group.
  2. forming a pleasingly consistent whole; congruous: harmonious colors.
  3. pleasant to the ear; tuneful; melodious.
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Origin of harmonious

First recorded in 1520–30, harmonious is from the Greek word harmónios melodious, literally, fitting. See harmony, -ous
Related formshar·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverbhar·mo·ni·ous·ness, nounnon·har·mo·ni·ous, adjectivenon·har·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverbnon·har·mo·ni·ous·ness, nounpre·har·mo·ni·ous, adjectivepre·har·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverbpre·har·mo·ni·ous·ness, nounun·har·mo·ni·ous, adjectiveun·har·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverb

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1. amicable, congenial; sympathetic. 2. concordant, congruent, consonant, consistent.

Antonyms

1, 3. discordant.
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harmonious

adjective
  1. (esp of colours or sounds) fitting together well
  2. having agreement or consensus
  3. tuneful, consonant, or melodious
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Derived Formsharmoniously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for harmoniously

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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