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"harmony" in British English

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harmonynoun

uk   /ˈhɑː.mə.ni/ us   /ˈhɑːr.mə.ni/
  • harmony noun (MUSIC)

C2 [C or U] a pleasant musical sound made by different notes being played or sung at the same time: singing in harmony It is a simple melody with complex harmonies.

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  • harmony noun (MATCH)

B2 [U] a situation in which people are peaceful and agree with each other, or when things seem right or suitable together: racial harmony (= good feelings between different races) domestic harmony (= good feelings in the family or home) Imagine a society in which everyone lived together in (perfect) harmony. We must ensure that tourism develops in harmony with the environment.
(Definition of harmony from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"harmony" in American English

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harmonynoun

us   /ˈhɑr·mə·ni/
  • harmony noun (MUSIC)

music [C/U] notes that are played or sung with the main tune and that make the piece more complicated and interesting
  • harmony noun (AGREEMENT)

[U] agreement of ideas, feelings, or actions, or a pleasing combination of different parts: He imagined a society in which all races lived together in harmony.
art [U] Harmony is the combination of separate but related parts in a way that uses their similarities to bring unity to a painting, drawing, or other art object.
(Definition of harmony from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"harmony" in Business English

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harmonynoun [U]

uk   /ˈhɑːməni/ us  
the situation in which people live or work happily together without any big problems: social/racial/political harmony
(Definition of harmony from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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