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Adjective: harmonic  haa(r)'mó-nik
  1. Of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm
    "subtleties of harmonic change and tonality"
  2. Of or relating to harmonics
  3. Of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds
    "the sound of the resonating cavity cannot be the only determinant of the harmonic response"
  4. Relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body
    "harmonic vibration";
    - sympathetic
  5. Involving or characterized by harmony
    - consonant, harmonical, harmonized, harmonised [Brit]
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

Derived forms: harmonics

See also: harmonious

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

Antonym: nonharmonic

Encyclopedia: Harmonic