American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being in a state of accord; harmonious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by symphony, or harmony of sounds; agreeing in sound; accordant; harmonious.
- In music, same as symphonic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. harmonious in sound
- From sym- "together" + phone "sound" (Wiktionary)
“Humber and on the borders of Yorkshire, the inhabitants make use of the same kind of symphonious harmony, but with less variety, singing in only two parts, one murmuring in the bass, the other warbling in the acute or treble.”
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“The symphonious pairing of syrupy goodness and buttery richness.”
“What we get then, is the grand symphonious sound of the tuttis, vs. the chamber music sound of the solo passages, with piano, individual winds and individual strings trading off roles.”
“Among the fragments of pre-Socratic philosophy there are a few references to symphonious order in the heavens.”
“With what a stately march the pictures go in their golden frames along the symphonious, burlap walls!”
“Or dost thou, the habitant of some bright star, where frailty such as ours is yet unknown, lend to lovers a rapture unalloyed by passion's grosser sense; as, symphonious with the tremulous zephyr, chastened vows of constancy are there exchanged?”
“There were human beings enough, and enough of highly wrought and symphonious feeling to produce that more impressive sound than the organ tones of the blast, or the thunder, or the roar of the sea; even that mighty swell of many voices, blended into one great voice by the universal impulse which makes likewise one vast heart out of the many.”
“I was little less exhilarated myself; the mild air of the evening, the shadows, the rich lights and the silence, made a symphonious accompaniment about our walk; and we both determined to avoid towns for the future and sleep in hamlets.”
““Moonlight,” just quoted, with so delicate a melody, and never admitted an ill-timed strain or jarring cadence into his pure, symphonious prose, should scarcely be able to distinguish one tune from another.”
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