undisonant

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Italian undisono, from the Latin undisonus.

Adjective[edit]

undisonant (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Making the noise of waves.
    • 1592, Francesco Colonna [aut.] and Robert Dallington [tr.], Hypnerotomachia: The Strife of Loue in a Dreame (1969 Da Capo Press facsimile reprint), pages 3–4
      In whoſe courſes the ſtones lift vp by nature, and trunkes of trees denyed any longer by their roots to be vpholden did cauſe a ſtopping hinderance to their current and whuzing fall, which ſtill augmented by other vndiſſonant torrents, from high and fertleſſe mountaines in the plaine, ſhewed a beautifull brightnes and ſoft paſſing courſe, to the which ſhort windedly comming, by meanes of my fearefull flight.

References[edit]

  • Undisonant, a.” listed on page 161 of volume X, part I (Ti–U), § ii (U) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1926]
      Undisonant, a.rare. — ¹ [f. It. undisono, ad. L. undisonus.] Making the noise of waves. [¶] 1592 R. D. Hypnerotomachia 3 b, Their current..still augmented by other undissonant [It. undisoni] torrents.
  • undisonant, a.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]