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dissonance


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissonance  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissonance 
  n  1:  the  auditory  experience  of  sound  that  lacks  musical  quality; 
  sound  that  is  a  disagreeable  auditory  experience; 
  "modern  music  is  just  noise  to  me"  [syn:  {noise},  {racket}] 
  2:  disagreeable  sounds  [ant:  {harmony}] 




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