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Definition of 'harmonic'


  1. a tone that is a component of a complex sound
  2. any of a series of musical tones whose frequencies are integral multiples of the frequency of a fundamental


  1. of or relating to harmony as distinct from melody and rhythm; "subtleties of harmonic change and tonality"- Ralph Hill
       Antonyms: nonharmonic
  2. of or relating to harmonics
  3. of or relating to the branch of acoustics that studies the composition of musical sounds; "the sound of the resonating cavity cannot be the only determinant of the harmonic response"
  4. relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body; "sympathetic vibration"
       Synonyms: sympathetic
  5. involving or characterized by harmony
       Synonyms: consonant harmonical harmonized harmonised in harmony

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