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1. Not being in accord; conflicting.
2. Disagreeable in sound; harsh or dissonant.

dis·cor′dan·cy n.
dis·cor′dant·ly adv.
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Adv.1.discordantly - in a discordant mannerdiscordantly - in a discordant manner; "the piece ended discordantly"
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References in classic literature ?
They were singing discordantly, arduously, and with great effort, evidently not because they wished to sing, but because they wanted to show they were drunk and on a spree.
I shivered violently, and shouted again rather discordantly. This time they were not so seriously alarmed, and they made a queer laughing noise as they came back at me.
After the four days he had passed, this address fell rudely and discordantly on Stephen's ear.
Hartright," he said in a querulous, croaking voice, which combined, in anything but an agreeable manner, a discordantly high tone with a drowsily languid utterance.
The eyes, which should have been dark, were incomprehensibly and discordantly light; they were of that nearly colorless gray which, though little attractive in itself, possesses the rare compensating merit of interpreting the finest gradations of thought, the gentlest changes of feeling, the deepest trouble of passion, with a subtle transparency of expression which no darker eyes can rival.
The lesson at last came to an end, after proceeding as discordantly as possible; and when the little girl had changed her shoes and had had her white muslin extinguished in shawls, she was taken away.
The boatmen with uplifted faces shouted discordantly, "Arsat!
I really do," wrote American detective writer Sue Grafton in her novel F is for Fugitive, and there was laughter as Laura Toomey sounded this discordantly sour note.
Last time out, over today's course and distance, La Tektor failed, on the nod, to 131-rated Discordantly, with well-backed favourite The Gunner Murphy in third.
Placed three times before contesting the Martin Pipe at Cheltenham, Discordantly possibly has most to fear from Elite Charboniere, who flopped at Leopardstown after Christmas, in the 2m4f contest (2.20).
more discordantly with Hawthorne's novel than she would ever have