Definition of harmonic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//hɑːˈmɒnɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɑːrˈmɑːnɪk//
    [usually plural] (music)
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  1. 1a note that sounds together with the main note being played and is higher and quieter than that note
  2. 2a high quiet note that can be played on some instruments like the violin by touching the string very lightly
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘relating to music, musical’): via Latin from Greek harmonikos, from harmonia ‘joining, concord’, from harmos ‘joint’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: harmonic

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