"Harmonizing", a verb, is typically used when describing a line of music that acts as support for a melody. This music isn't typically written to be remembered (most of what you'll remember is in the melody line), but acts to make the piece more robust and consequently, more beautiful.

Please see the harmony node for more complete information.

Har"mo*nize (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Harmonized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Harmonizing (?).] [Cf. F. harmoniser. ]

1.

To agree in action, adaptation, or effect on the mind; to agree in sense or purport; as, the parts of a mechanism harmonize.

2.

To be in peace and friendship, as individuals, families, or public organizations.

3.

To agree in vocal or musical effect; to form a concord; as, the tones harmonize perfectly.

 

© Webster 1913.


Har"mo*nize, v. t.

1.

To adjust in fit proportions; to cause to agree; to show the agreement of; to reconcile the apparent contradiction of.

2. Mus.

To accompany with harmony; to provide with parts, as an air, or melody.

 

© Webster 1913.

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