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dissonant


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissonant  \Dis"so*nant\,  a.  [L.  dissonans,  -antis,  p.  pr  of 
  dissonare  to  disagree  in  sound,  be  discordant;  dis-  +  sonare 
  to  sound:  cf  F.  dissonant.  See  {Sonant}.] 
  1.  Sounding  harshly;  discordant;  unharmonious. 
 
  With  clamor  of  voices  dissonant  and  loud. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  Disagreeing;  incongruous;  discrepant,  --  with  from  or  to 
  ``Anything  dissonant  to  truth.''  --South. 
 
  What  can  be  dissonant  from  reason  and  nature  than 
  that  a  man,  naturally  inclined  to  clemency,  should 
  show  himself  unkind  and  inhuman?  --Hakewill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissonant 
  adj  1:  not  musical  in  nature;  "the  unmusical  cry  of  the  bluejay" 
  [syn:  {unmusical},  {nonmusical}]  [ant:  {musical}] 
  2:  (music)  characterized  by  musical  dissonance;  harmonically 
  unresolved  [syn:  {unresolved}] 
  3:  lacking  in  harmony  [syn:  {discordant},  {disharmonious},  {inharmonic}] 




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