- 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.
Origin of harmonious
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1, 3. discordant.
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Examples from the Web for unharmonious
It is the sharp, uncouth, or unharmonious clashing of heterogeneous consonants which strikes the ear painfully.Life of Chopin
It is only an unharmonious combination of dissimilar consonants that offends a refined ear.Chopin and Other Musical Essays
Henry T. Finck
Neither Gray, nor Johnson, nor Goldsmith were ever reconciled to what the last of them styles "this unharmonious measure."De Libris: Prose and Verse
And never have I heard those musical bells jingle one harsh or unharmonious sound.
The attention of ancient Rome is always directed upon the puzzling, sphinx-like, unharmonious qualities in woman.Criminal Psychology
- (esp of colours or sounds) fitting together well
- having agreement or consensus
- tuneful, consonant, or melodious
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Word Origin and History for unharmonious
1540s, in music, from French harmonieux (14c.), from harmonie (see harmony). In nonmusical use from 1630s. Related: Harmoniously; harmoniousness.
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