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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(iii) Musical Sounds
 
413. Melody. Concord.
 
  
NOUN:MELODY, rhythm, measure; rime or rhyme (poetry) [See Poetry].
  [MUSICAL TERMS] pitch, timbre, intonation, tone, overtone.
  orchestration, harmonization, modulation, phrasing, temperament, syncope, syncopation, preparation, suspension, solution, resolution.
  staff or stave, line, space, brace; bar, rest; appoggiato [It.], appoggiatura [It.]; acciaccatura [It.], trill or shake, turn, arpeggio [It.].
  NOTE, musical note, notes of a scale; sharp, flat, natural; high note (shrillness) [See Stridor]; low note [See Resonance]; interval; semitone; second, third, fourth &c.; diatessaron [ancient music].
  breve, semibreve or whole note, minim or half note, crotchet or quarter note, quaver or eighth note, semiquaver or sixteenth note, demisemiquaver or thirty-second note; sustained note, drone, bourdon, burden.
  SCALE, gamut; diapason; diatonic -, chromatic -, enharmonic- scale; key, clef, chords.
  tonic; key -, leading -, fundamental- note; supertonic, mediant, dominant; pedal point, organ point; submediant, subdominant; octave, tetrachord; Dorian or Doric - mode, - tetrachord; major -, minor- -mode, - scale, - key; passage, phrase.
  HARMONY, concord, emmeleia; euphony, euphonism; tonality; consonance; concent [archaic], concentus; part.
  unison, unisonance; chime, homophony.
  [SCIENCE OF HARMONY] harmony, harmonics; thorough bass, fundamental bass; counterpoint; faburden [medieval music].
  OPUS (pl. opera) [L.], piece of music [See Music].
  COMPOSER, harmonist, contrapuntist.
  
VERB:HARMONIZE, chime, symphonize, transpose, orchestrate; blend, put in tune, tune, accord, string; be harmonious &c. adj.
  
ADJECTIVE:HARMONIOUS, harmonic, harmonical; in concord &c. n., in tune, in concert, in unison; unisonant, concentual or concentuous [rare], symphonizing, isotonic, homophonous, assonant; ariose, consonant.
  MEASURED, rhythmic or rhythmical, diatonic, chromatic, enharmonic.
  MELODIOUS, musical; melic; tuneful, tunable; sweet, dulcet, canorous; mellow, mellifluous; soft; clear, - as a bell; silvery; euphonious, euphonic or euphonical, symphonious; enchanting &c. (pleasure-giving) [See Pleasurableness]; fine-toned, silver-toned, full-toned, deep-toned.
  
ADVERB:HARMONIOUSLY &c. adj.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. The hidden soul of harmony.—Milton
  2. We did keep time, sir, in our catches.—Twelfth Night
  3. What harmony is this? My good friends, hark!—Tempest
  4. Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.—Amiel
  5. From Harmony, from heavenly Harmony, This universal frame began.—Dryden

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