2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dissonance \Dis"so*nance\, noun [L. dissonantia: cf. F. dissonance.]

1. A mingling of discordant sounds; an inharmonious combination of sounds; discord.

Filled the air with barbarous dissonance. --Milton.

2. Want of agreement; incongruity. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters [syn: {disagreement}, {dissension}, {dissonance}] [ant: {accord}, {agreement}]

2: the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me" [syn: {noise}, {dissonance}, {racket}]

3: disagreeable sounds [ant: {harmony}]

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