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Meaning of DISSONANCE

Pronunciation:  'disununs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  disagreeable sounds
  2. [n]  the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
  3. [n]  a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
 

DISSONANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: disagreement, dissension, noise, racket
 
 Antonyms: accord, agreement, harmony
 
 See Also: auditory sensation, cacophony, conflict, discord, discordance, disharmony, disunity, inharmoniousness, sound, sound property, white noise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis"so*nance\, n. [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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: antagonism, argumentation, atonalism, atonality, cacophony, clashing, clinker, conflict, contention, contradiction, contrariety, contrast, controversy, departure, deviation, difference, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disconformity, discongruity, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy, discreteness, disharmony, disparity, dissension, dissent, dissidence, dissimilarity, dissonancy, dissonant chord, distinction, distinctness, disunion, disunity, divergence, divergency, diversity, faction, far cry, flatness, heterogeneity, inaccordance, incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance, inequality, inharmoniousness, inharmony, irreconcilability, jarring, mixture, negation, nonconformity, odds, off note, opposition, oppugnancy, otherness, repugnance, separateness, sharpness, sour note, sourness, stridor, strife, tunelessness, unconformity, unharmoniousness, unlikeness, unmusicality, unorthodoxy, untunefulness, variance, variation, variegation, variety, wolf
 

 

 

 

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