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Definition 1: any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental - [noun denoting attribute]

(harmonic is a kind of ...) (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

"the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely" "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"

Definition 2: a tone that is a component of a complex sound - [noun denoting cognition]

(harmonic is a kind of ...) a steady sound without overtones

"they tested his hearing with pure tones of different frequencies"

(... is a kind of harmonic ) the lowest tone of a harmonic series

(... is a kind of harmonic ) a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency

Definition 3: of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where harmonic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • subtleties of harmonic change and tonality

Definition 4: of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where harmonic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sound of the resonating cavity cannot be the only determinant of the harmonic response

Definition 5: of or relating to harmonics - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 6: involving or characterized by harmony - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for harmonic in the sense of this definition

(harmonic is similar to ...) musically pleasing

Definition 7: relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where harmonic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sympathetic vibration

Synonyms for harmonic in the sense of this definition

(harmonic is similar to ...) musically pleasing

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