Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a harmonic manner; harmoniously; specifically, in music, in a manner suitable to the rules of harmony, as distinguished from melodically or rhythmically.
- In acoustics, by or in harmonics. See harmonic, n., 1.
- In mathematics, in a harmonic relation. Thus, two segments, AB, MN, of the same straight line are said to be harmonically situated when AM. BN + AN. BM = 0.
- In anatomy, so as to make a harmonia.
- adv. In a harmonic manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an harmonical manner; harmoniously.
- adv. In respect to harmony, as distinguished from
- adv. (Math.) In harmonical progression.
- adv. with respect to harmony
“American keyboard player, songwriter, and bandleader, a prolific recording artist who achieved success as an incisive, harmonically provocative jazz pianist, then went on to gain wide popularity as a leader of electric jazz-rock groups.”
“Schweizer is a harmonically adventurous ballad player, a inventive explorer of under-the-lid strings sounds and percussive effects, and she plays Jimmy Giuffre's iconic cool-jazz groover The Train and the River with a freewheeling relish.”
“With few exceptions, pop music is melodically obvious, harmonically non-existent and lyrically stupid.”
“The introductions and codas are often longer and harmonically more elaborate.”
“So Mr. Williams fashioned a work that evokes the melancholic, calmly affirming, harmonically open-hearted world of Copland.”
“Her harmonically exploratory, third movement cadenza sounded freshly composed on the spot, and her dreamy, exotically pitch-bent treatment of the concerto's slow movement (against very Middle Eastern-sounding color from the droning bass and skittering arpeggios on the lutes) proved an atmospheric delight.”
“Behind Ms. Sirota, he played the more harmonically complex pieces with characteristic élan.”
“Ears may weary of the long recitatives and harmonically static arias, some recycled from earlier operas.”
“At Minton's Playhouse, a Harlem jamming joint, Parker met such like-minded young swing dissidents as drummer Kenny Clarke, former church pianist Thelonious Monk, Benny Goodman's star guitarist Charlie Christian and the harmonically advanced trumpeter John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie.”
“Now, all of a sudden, the idea of music that is harmonically more adventurous and rhythmically jazzier made everyone seem to think that the change back was a good idea.”
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