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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n harmoniousness compatibility in opinion and action
    • n harmoniousness the property of sounding harmonious
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Researchers in Denmark found that beer tastes best when drunk to the accompaniment of a certain musical tone. The optimal frequency is different for each beer, they reported. The correct harmonious tone for Carlsberg Lager, for example, is 510-520 cycles per second.
    • n harmoniousness The character or condition of being harmonious.
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  • Etty Hilsum
    Etty Hilsum
    “One must marry one's feelings to one's beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one's life.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.”
  • William Wordsworth
    “With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”
  • Quincy Jones
    Quincy Jones
    “Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.”
  • Hermann Hesse
    “You are only afraid if you are not in harmony with yourself. People are afraid because they have never owned up to themselves.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    “Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.”


In literature:

But the harmony established by science is not a harmony within specific departments.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Thanks to Mr. Costello nothing happened to mar the harmony of his existence there.
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
If there cannot be harmony before the ties of marriage are assumed, then there cannot be harmony {156} after.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
The bravery of the climax follows the weird and opiate harmonies of the middle part with tremendous effect.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
Can the building forces be strengthened, stimulated, and made more harmonious and divine?
"The Arena" by Various
Mrs. Hayden motioned to Kate to play, and presently the rooms were filled with harmony.
"The Right Knock" by Helen Van-Anderson
The harmonious realization of all our powers would bring harmonious and permanent pleasure or happiness.
"Practical Ethics" by William DeWitt Hyde
Marcia joins the circle and the harmony seems broken.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
But what is revealed in this antagonism, what is poured forth into it, is not strife but harmony.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
The world was built in order: and to us are trusted the will and power to discern its harmonies, and to make them the lessons of our lives.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
And yet harmony may even yet be restored.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
This Force must be governed by the same rules and laws that govern the Centripetal Force, if it is to work in harmony with the same.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
He lives peacefully and harmoniously with those about him.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
Not strictly a songster, yet his every note and call is from out the soul of harmony.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
The blending of the two styles does not jar, but has been effected with a harmony scarcely to be expected.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Reader, do you know the Cave of Harmony?
"The Night Side of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
There was an actor in Greece of great celebrity, superior to the rest in the grace and harmony of his voice and action.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
The selection is determined by reference to the task in hand, which is to restore a certain harmony of response.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
They were young, and the world held attractions not at all in harmony with solitary cells and the midnight mass.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
For the harmony is invisible and beautiful and divine, and the harp is visible and material and mortal.
"Callias" by Alfred John Church

In poetry:

And may our harmony unified
Some listener's muffled ear caress
With all that we do now imbibe,
And shall draw in through mouths of grass.
"Beloved, with the spent and sickly fumes..." by Boris Pasternak
And when, sweet boy! thy baby fingers
Wake sounds of heaven's own harmony,
How welcome is the thought that lingers
Upon thy lyre and thee!
"Music:To A Boy Of Four Years Old, On Hearing Him Play The Harp " by Fitz-Greene Halleck
As twilight wears a darker hue,
And gathering night creation dims,
The twilight and the midnight too
Shall have their harmonies and hymns.
"Perpetual Praise" by John Bowring
To which, soft whistles of the wind,
And warbling murmurs of a brook,
And varied notes of leaves that shook,
An harmony of parts did bind.
"An Ode Upon a Question Moved, Whether Love Should Continue Forever" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury
Pupils,--her guiding voice,
Her sweetly warbled strain
Urging your spirits to be wise
With daily, tuneful harmonies
Ye shall not hear again.
"Miss Emily B. Parish," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
And thou shalt join the song,
That happy cherubs pour,
In their adoring harmonies:
I'll hear ye, darlings, when I rise
To that celestial shore.
"Henrietta Selden Colt," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney

In news:

Harmonious brought $2.8 million in the first session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
'The Zen of Bennett' review: Harmonious .
Tips for serving a super dinner and keeping family harmony.
Harmonious autumn, and near-freezing overnight temps.
Here's a Percy Bysshe Shelley forecast for Utah's Tuesday: Harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky.
More than 'just a bunch of noise' Union City Music Project teaches harmonious life lessons.
Grade I Winner Harmonious Retired.
Harmonious, a leading 3-year-old turf filly in 2010 for Martin, Pam, and Emily Wygod, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.
The clean, harmonious chorus of "Goodbye in Her Eyes" transports me to the early '70s when that pop-folk-country sound had such homespun clarity.
Harmonious Entities, textile artist Sarah Johanna Wondrack's instillation piece that's currently up at The Last Drop in Wash West, wraps around the interior of the cozy coffee house like a swarm of moths on their way to the apocalypse.
Building a Modern, Harmonious, and Creative High-Income Society.
Harmonious Romps in Queen Elizabeth II.
Restless Brooklyn indie outfit Miniature Tigers' first two albums found the band flirting with all sorts of different sounds, from brisk guitar jangle to harmony-laden blissfests.
Last week I stopped at First Congregational United Church of Christ to take pictures of the Harmony Brigade barbershoppers at practice.
A Biography by Marc Eliot Harmony, 448 pp.

In science:

This harmony confirms the appropriateness of the basic definitions in the two fields.
Noncommutative complex differential geometry
Very young children can tell whether a tune or harmony is right or not.
Music in Terms of Science
Most people find the harmonies in just intonation quite pleasing; instruments tuned in this manner can really “sing”.
Music in Terms of Science
A musical unity comes from an (intelligent) organization of a few basic elements such as rhythm, meter, tempo, melody, harmony, timbre, dynamics, etc.
Music in Terms of Science
To the movement of the melody, harmony adds another dimension—depth. “Harmony is to music what perspective is to painting.” It introduces the impression of musical space, and clarifies direction and creates meaning.
Music in Terms of Science
Harmony pertains to the movement and relationship of chords. A chord may be defined as a combination of tones occurring simultaneously and conceived as an entity.
Music in Terms of Science
Melody constitutes the horizontal aspects of music; harmony, the vertical.
Music in Terms of Science
In a sense, harmony denotes the over-all organization of tones in a musical work in such a way as to achieve order and unity.
Music in Terms of Science
The melody and harmony actually do not function independently of one another; on the contrary, the melody implies the harmony that goes with it, and each constantly influence the other.
Music in Terms of Science
A harmony is an abstract sense that can be identified by a set of tones for forming a musical scale or chord.
Music in Terms of Science
Both can be identified by the number of semitones in the harmony.
Music in Terms of Science
It is not clear whether the presence of these stars is in harmony with the canonical threshold for star formation (Kennicutt 1998), or whether there is a link with the presence of a flaring or warped H I disk.
Island Universes
To find harmonious labellings, we use a hybrid algorithm consisting of three sub-algorithms, each searches in different ways.
New Computational Result on Harmonious Trees
All three sub-algorithms have the property that they may fail to return a labelling, but when they succeed, the returned labelling is harmonious.
New Computational Result on Harmonious Trees
If we could not find a harmonious labelling in a certain number of runs, we simply return a failure.
New Computational Result on Harmonious Trees