Dissonance meaning

dĭsə-nəns
Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict.
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A harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds; discord.
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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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A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
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Any lack of harmony or agreement; incongruity.
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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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A state of disagreement or conflict.
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Origin of dissonance

  • From Middle French dissonance

    From Wiktionary