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Noun: harmonics  haa(r)'mó-niks
  1. The study of musical sound
Noun: harmonic  haa(r)'mó-nik
  1. A tone that is a component of a complex sound
  2. Any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental

Type of: acoustics, pure tone, quality, timber [non-standard], timbre, tone

Encyclopedia: Harmonics