dissonant


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dis·so·nant

 (dĭs′ə-nənt)
adj.
1. Harsh and inharmonious in sound; discordant.
2. Being at variance; disagreeing.
3. Music Constituting or producing a dissonance.

[Middle English dissonaunt, from Old French dissonant, from Latin dissonāns, dissonant-, present participle of dissonāre, to be dissonant : dis-, apart; see dis- + sonāre, to sound; see swen- in Indo-European roots.]

dis′so·nant·ly adv.

dissonant

(ˈdɪsənənt)
adj
1. discordant; cacophonous
2. incongruous or discrepant
3. (Music, other) music characterized by dissonance
[C15: from Latin dissonāre to be discordant, from dis-1 + sonāre to sound]
ˈdissonantly adv

dis•so•nant

(ˈdɪs ə nənt)

adj.
1. disagreeing or harsh in sound; discordant.
2. disagreeing or incongruous; at variance.
3. harmonically unresolved.
[1400–50; late Middle English dissonaunte (< Anglo-French) < Latin dissonant-, s. of dissonāns, present participle of dissonāre to sound harsh]
dis′so•nant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissonant - characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
inharmonious, unharmonious - not in harmony
2.dissonant - lacking in harmony
inharmonious, unharmonious - not in harmony
3.dissonant - not in accord; "desires at variance with his duty"; "widely discrepant statements"
discordant - not in agreement or harmony; "views discordant with present-day ideas"

dissonant

adjective
1. disagreeing, differing, at variance, dissentient All but a few dissonant voices agree.
2. discordant, harsh, jarring, grating, raucous, strident, jangling, out of tune, tuneless, cacophonous, inharmonious, unmelodious Guitarists kept strumming wildly dissonant chords.

dissonant

adjective
1. Characterized by unpleasant discordance of sound:
2. Made up of parts or qualities that are disparate or otherwise markedly lacking in consistency:
Translations

dissonant

[ˈdɪsənənt] ADJdisonante

dissonant

[ˈdɪsənənt] adj
(MUSIC) [chord, harmony] → dissonant(e)
(= clashing) [voices, images] → discordant(e)

dissonant

adj (Mus) → dissonant; (fig) opinions, temperamentsunvereinbar; coloursdisharmonisch
References in classic literature ?
A baker's cart had already rattled through the street, chasing away the latest vestige of night's sanctity with the jingle-jangle of its dissonant bells.
He was startled by the loud and dissonant voice of a man who was apparently dismounting at the door.
The air becomes dissonant with wind instruments, and horrible with clamor of a million throats.
Alexandra's parents had not even begun to talk to their daughters freely upon the subject, when suddenly, as it were, a dissonant chord was struck amid the harmony of the proceedings.
Send the boys off to the right," exclaimed the resolute wife and mother, in a sharp, dissonant voice; "I warrant me, Asa, or Abner will give some account of the creature
As bishops Khodr and Awdeh represent authentic Arab patriotic anti-Crusading inclinations, their churches could never come out in support of war and violence contrary to the wishes of certain dissonant voices, as he called them.
Synacor, which has seen its board battle dissonant stakeholders groups in recent months, got more bad news when client Charter Communications revealed that it would take over the development and repair of its Web start page.
Uribe's dissonant voice' Uribe, a conservative, is still popular for his no-holds-barred fight against the FARC while in power from 2002 to 2010.
In both cases, the gesture of the author often receded in favor of harder lines, more dissonant sounds, and seriality.
The Tenebrae Responsories, from 2006, is about the crucifixion and the darkness of the title inhabits the music - violent, dissonant and interspersed with shattering choral outbursts.
Landscapes are divided and dissonant sites of private and collective being.
Great vistas but as tonally dissonant as The Gods Must Be Crazy.