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Pronunciation:  'disununs

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Dis"so*nance\, n. [L. dissonantia: cf. F.
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.

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