Dissonance definition

dĭsə-nəns
A harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds; discord.
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Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict.
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An inharmonious sound or combination of sounds; discord.
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Dissonance is defined as tension or disharmony.

An example of dissonance is when two musical notes are not in harmony.

An example of dissonance is when you put people together with strongly opposing political views.

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Any lack of harmony or agreement; incongruity.
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A state of disagreement or conflict.
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(music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
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(music) A chord that sounds incomplete or unfulfilled until resolved to a harmonious chord.
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(music) Conflicting notes that are not overtones of the note or chord sounding.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dissonance
Plural:
dissonances

Origin of dissonance

  • From Middle French dissonance

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