- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɪskɔɹd/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɪskɔːd/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /dɪsˈkɔɹd/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /dɪsˈkɔːd/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)d
Circa 1230, Middle English descorde, discorde; from Anglo-Norman, Old French descort (derivative of descorder), descorde (“disagreement”); from Latin discordia, from discors (“disagreeing, disagreement”), from dis- (“apart”) + cor, cordis (“heart”).
- Lack of concord, agreement or harmony.
- 1775 March 22, Edmund Burke, “Speech on Moving Resolutions for Conciliation with America”, in [Walker King and French Laurence], editors, The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, new edition, volume III, London: […] [T. Gillet] for F[rancis] and C[harles] Rivington, […]; sold also by J[ohn] Hatchard, […], published 1803, →OCLC, page 31:
- The proposition is peace. Not peace through the medium of war; not peace to be hunted through the labyrinth of intricate and endless negotiations; not peace to arise out of universal discord, fomented from principle, in all parts of the empire; […]
- Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
- (music) An inharmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones; a dissonance.
- Any harsh noise, or confused mingling of sounds.
- 1631, Francis [Bacon], “VII. Century.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], paragraph 700, page 173, →OCLC:
- […] For a Diſcord it ſelfe is but a Harſhneſſe of Diuers Sounds Meeting.
- (intransitive, archaic) To disagree; to fail to agree or harmonize; clash.
- 1631, Francis [Bacon], “III. Century.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], paragraph 227, page 62, →OCLC:
- […] Sometimes the one Iarring and diſcording with the other, and making a Confuſion; […]
discord f (plural discorzi)
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