Webster 1913 Edition
ἁρμονίαjoint, proportion, concord, fr.
ἁρμόσa fitting or joining. See
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;
harmonyof the universe
Concord or agreement in facts, opinions, manners, interests, etc.; good correspondence; peace and friendship;
as, good citizens live in.
A literary work which brings together or arranges systematically parallel passages of historians respecting the same events, and shows their agreement or consistency;
harmonyof the Gospels
A succession of chords according to the rules of progression and modulation.
The science which treats of their construction and progression.
Ten thousand harps, that tuned
Harmonic suture, under
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.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The just adaptation of parts to each other, in any system or composition of things, intended to form a connected whole; as the harmony of the universe.
Equality and correspondence are the causes of harmony.
All discord,harmony not understood.
2.Just proportion of sound; consonance; musical concord; the accordance of two or more intervals or sounds, or that union of different sounds which pleases the ear; or a succession of such sounds, called chords.
Ten thousand harps that tuned Angelic harmonies.
3.Concord; agreement; accordance in facts; as the harmony of the gospels.
4.Concord or agreement in views, sentiments or manners, interests, &c., good correspondence; peace and friendship.
The citizens live in harmony.
5.Natural harmony,in music, consists of the harmonic triad or common chord. Artificial harmony, is a mixture of concords and discords. Figured harmony, is when one or more of the parts move, during the continuance of a chord,through certain notes which do not form any of the constituent parts of that chord.
6.Perfect harmony implies the use of untempered concords only. Tempered harmony is when the notes are varied by temperament. [See Temperament.]