discord[dis′kôrd′; for v., usually dis kôrd′]
- An example of discord is when a singer tries to sing along with a piano that is out of tune and is not hitting the same notes.
- An example of discord is when people from opposing parties get together and discuss politics.
- lack of concord; disagreement; dissension; conflict
- a harsh or confused noise, as the sound of battle; clash; din
- Music a lack of harmony in tones sounded together; inharmonious combination of tones; dissonance
Origin of discordMiddle English ; from Old French descorde ; from Classical Latin discordia ; from discors (gen. discordis), discordant ; from dis-, apart + cor, heart
- a. Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things. See Synonyms at conflict.b. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
- A confused or harsh sound or mingling of sounds.
- Music An inharmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones; a dissonance.
intransitive verbdis·cord·ed, dis·cord·ing, dis·cords
Origin of discordMiddle English, from Old French descorde, from Latin discordia, from discors, discord-, disagreeing : dis-, apart; see dis– + cor, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural discords)
(third-person singular simple present discords, present participle discording, simple past and past participle discorded)
Circa 1230, Middle English descorde, discorde; from Anglo-Norman, Old French descort (derivative of descorder), descorde (“disagreement”); from Latin discordia, from discord-, discors (“disagreeing, disagreement”), from dis- (“apart”) + cor, cordis, cord-, cors (“heart”)