Definitions for dissonanceˈdɪs ə nəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•so•nanceˈdɪs ə nəns(n.)

  1. inharmonious or harsh sound; discord; cacophony.

  2. an unresolved, discordant musical chord or interval.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. lack of harmony or agreement; incongruity.

Origin of dissonance:

1565–75; < LL dissonantia=dissonant- (see dissonant ) +-ia -ia ; see -ance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disagreement, dissension, dissonance(noun)

    a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters

  2. noise, dissonance, racket(noun)

    the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience

    "modern music is just noise to me"

  3. dissonance(noun)

    disagreeable sounds

Wiktionary

  1. dissonance(Noun)

    a harsh, discordant combination of sounds

  2. dissonance(Noun)

    conflicting notes that are not overtones of the note or chord sounding

  3. dissonance(Noun)

    a state of disagreement or conflict

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissonance(noun)

    a mingling of discordant sounds; an inharmonious combination of sounds; discord

  2. Dissonance(noun)

    want of agreement; incongruity


Translations for dissonance

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

discord(noun)

in music, a group of notes played together which give a jarring sound.

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