Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of musical sounds: a department of acoustics.
  • noun The mathematical theory of harmonies (see harmonic, n., 2), or the development of expressions for the Newtonian potentials.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The doctrine or science of musical sounds.
  • noun (Mus.) Secondary and less distinct tones which accompany any principal, and apparently simple, tone, as the octave, the twelfth, the fifteenth, and the seventeenth. The name is also applied to the artificial tones produced by a string or column of air, when the impulse given to it suffices only to make a part of the string or column vibrate; overtones.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of harmonic.
  • noun physics (music) The science of musical sounds

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  • noun the study of musical sound

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  • I would be in fact, I originally didn't bring the number to a hand but had it end on a sort of on a dissonant chord with kind of violent harmonics, meaning very high, shrill sounds.

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  • Although they are playing the same note, what allows us to readily detect that two quite different instruments are being played is the sonic energy being produced at higher frequencies by each instrument called "harmonics", or more generally "overtones".

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  • Depapepe has a very well-rounded range of guitar techniques and sometimes, they apply very basic stuff such as harmonics, tremelo etc aptly to augment the song.

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