What does dissonant mean?

Definitions for dissonant
ˈdɪs ə nəntdis·so·nant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unresolved, dissonant(adj)

    characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved

  2. discordant, disharmonious, dissonant, inharmonic(adj)

    lacking in harmony

  3. at variance(p), discrepant, dissonant(adj)

    not in accord

    "desires at variance with his duty"; "widely discrepant statements"

Wiktionary

  1. dissonant(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to dissonance.

    The music was filled with dissonant chords.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissonant(adj)

    sounding harshly; discordant; unharmonious

    Etymology: [L. dissonans, -antis, p. pr. of dissonare to disagree in sound, be discordant; dis- + sonare to sound: cf. F. dissonant. See Sonant.]

  2. Dissonant(adj)

    disagreeing; incongruous; discrepant, -- with from or to

    Etymology: [L. dissonans, -antis, p. pr. of dissonare to disagree in sound, be discordant; dis- + sonare to sound: cf. F. dissonant. See Sonant.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dissonant

    dis′o-nant, adj. not agreeing or harmonising in sound: without concord or harmony: disagreeing.—n. Diss′onance, disagreement of sound: want of harmony: discord: disagreement: (spec.) a combination of musical sounds which produces beats—also Diss′onancy. [Fr.,—L. dissonans, -antisdis, apart, sonāre, to sound.]

How to pronounce dissonant?

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How to say dissonant in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissonant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissonant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of dissonant in a Sentence

  1. Alfred Jarry:

    It is conventional to call monster any blending of dissonant elements. I call monster every original inexhaustible beauty.

Images & Illustrations of dissonant

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