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English adjective: harmonic

1. harmonic of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm

SamplesSubtleties of harmonic change and tonality.


2. harmonic of or relating to harmonics

3. harmonic of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds

SamplesThe sound of the resonating cavity cannot be the only determinant of the harmonic response.

4. harmonic relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body

SamplesSympathetic vibration.



Antonymsinharmonious, unharmonious

5. harmonic involving or characterized by harmony

Synonymsconsonant, harmonical, harmonised, harmonized


Antonymsinharmonious, unharmonious

English noun: harmonic

1. harmonic (cognition) a tone that is a component of a complex sound

Broader (hypernym)pure tone, tone

Narrower (hyponym)first harmonic, fundamental, fundamental frequency, overtone, partial, partial tone

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

Broader (hypernym)quality, timber, timbre, tone

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