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Denoting, in a complex sound, a mathematic relationship among the frequencies of the fundamental tone and its overtones so that the frequencies of the overtones are whole number multiples or partials of the frequency of the fundamental tone; the resulting auditory effect has a musical or pleasant quality, as opposed to noise. See: noise.
[G., L. harmonia, agreement, articulation, fr. harmos, joint]
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Agreement, balance, or compatibility.

functional occlusal harmony

Ideal occlusion of the teeth such that in all mandibular positions during chewing the teeth function efficiently and without trauma to supporting tissues.
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And the sound is noble not because of its majestic harmonies alone, but precisely because it tacitly acknowledges that even the most majestic harmony marks - in its very fleetingness - a condition of ultimate unattainability rather than closure, repletion.
Lowry speculates that Wonder likes the challenge of difficult keys to find more "edgy" harmonies.
This exquisite lullaby for two pianos enchants both performer and listener with its naive, folk-like melody, lush harmonies and hypnotic rhythm.