Definitions for discordˈdɪs kɔrd; dɪsˈkɔrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•cordˈdɪs kɔrd; dɪsˈkɔrd(n.; v.)

  1. lack of concord or harmony between persons or things.

  2. disagreement; difference of opinion.

  3. strife; dispute; war.

  4. an inharmonious combination of musical tones sounded together.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. any confused or harsh noise; dissonance.

  6. (v.i.)to disagree; be at variance.

Origin of discord:

1200–50; < OF descort, descorde, der. of descorder < L discordāre to be at variance, der. of discord- in conflict

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discord, strife(noun)

    lack of agreement or harmony

  2. discord, dissension(noun)

    disagreement among those expected to cooperate

  3. discordance, discord(noun)

    a harsh mixture of sounds

  4. discord, discordance(verb)

    strife resulting from a lack of agreement

  5. disagree, disaccord, discord(verb)

    be different from one another


  1. discord(Noun)

    Lack of concord, agreement or harmony among persons, groups, or things.

  2. discord(Noun)

    Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.

  3. discord(Noun)

    An inharmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones; a dissonance.

  4. discord(Noun)

    Any harsh noise, or confused mingling of sounds.

  5. discord(Verb)

    To disagree; to be at variance; to fail to agree or harmonize; clash.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discord(verb)

    want of concord or agreement; absence of unity or harmony in sentiment or action; variance leading to contention and strife; disagreement; -- applied to persons or to things, and to thoughts, feelings, or purposes

  2. Discord(verb)

    union of musical sounds which strikes the ear harshly or disagreeably, owing to the incommensurability of the vibrations which they produce; want of musical concord or harmony; a chord demanding resolution into a concord

  3. Discord(noun)

    to disagree; to be discordant; to jar; to clash; not to suit

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. discord

    A guinea-hen, a peacock and a bluejay singing a trio.

Translations for discord

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


disagreement or quarrelling.

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