What does dissonance mean?

Definitions for dissonance
ˈdɪs ə nənsdis·so·nance

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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

    Etymology: [L. dissonantia: cf. F. dissonance.]

  2. Dissonance(noun)

    want of agreement; incongruity

    Etymology: [L. dissonantia: cf. F. dissonance.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissonance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissonance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of dissonance in a Sentence

  1. Omar Farah:

    There is this profound dissonance between what the administration is saying about its desire to close Guantanamo and what is it actually doing, and it's the administration's actions that actually count.

  2. Adam Cathcart:

    It seems to indicate that he's either freestyling, or that his administration thinks that Kim Jong Un would actually be interested in meeting as a kind of carrot for negotiating, but there is an obvious dissonance with [Secretary of State Rex] Tillerson's categorical statements that the US will not 'negotiate its way back to the negotiating table.'.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    The cult thrives on maintaining strict harmonious beliefs in attitude, opinions and behavior; discord and dissonance are adverted at all costs to maintain a false dogma; truth propels the group deeper into pseudo-beliefs and truth-telling is defamed; the result – cognitive dissonance.

  4. Parker Conrad:

    I think [ADP has] always had a bit of cognitive dissonance about Zenefits. On the one hand, we don’t do payroll—we’re a sales channel for them for payroll. On the other hand, although people think of ADP as a payroll company, they make a lot of money by taking that core payroll business and upselling clients on all of this other stuff, i think what happened for ADP is that at a certain point, their view of us flipped from uncertainty to a decision that they absolutely didn’t like us. Who knows? They might decide in six months to a year, ‘Oh my gosh, this is a mistake, we’d much rather partner with Zenefits—they have a lot of customers in the market, and we don’t want to block ourselves out of all of those customers.’.

  5. David Sharp:

    Hunters try to kill the deer with the largest antlers, fishermen tell stories of their biggest catch, and we sensationalize even the act of dieting by hosting reality TV shows such as The Biggest Loser, when we are bombarded with the appeal of getting things bigger or larger, it creates a bit of dissonance that the message for our most intimate choices such as our meals, our plates and our bodies runs opposite to our culture of plenty when considering long-term health and wellness.

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