(noun, adjective)


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

Similar word(s): harmonious, sympathetic

5. involving or characterized by harmony

Similar word(s): harmonious, consonant, harmonical, harmonised, harmonized


1. a tone that is a component of a complex sound

Definition categories: thought, tone

2. any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental

Definition categories: attribute, quality, timber, timbre, tone