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harmony

Pronunciation: har'mo-ne

Definition: Denoting, in a complex sound, a mathematic relationship among the frequencies of the fundamental tone and its overtones so that the frequencies of the overtones are whole number multiples or partials of the frequency of the fundamental tone; the resulting auditory effect has a musical or pleasant quality, as opposed to noise.

See: noise

[G., L. harmonia, agreement, articulation, fr. harmos, joint]

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