dissonance

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French dissonance.

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈdɪsənəns/, /ˈdɪsənɪns/

Noun[edit]

dissonance (countable and uncountable, plural dissonances)

  1. A harsh, discordant combination of sounds.
  2. (music) Conflicting notes that are not overtones of the note or chord sounding.
  3. A state of disagreement or conflict.

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