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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.


Antonymsnonharmonic

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.


Synonymssympathetic


Similarharmonious


Antonymsinharmonious, unharmonious

5. harmonic involving or characterized by harmony


Synonymsconsonant, harmonical, harmonised, harmonized


Similarharmonious


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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