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dis·so·nance

 (dĭs′ə-nəns)
n.
1. A harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds; discord.
2. Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict: "In Vietnam, reality fell away and dissonance between claim and fact filled the void" (Michael Janeway).
3. Music A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.

dissonance

(ˈdɪsənəns) or

dissonancy

n
1. a discordant combination of sounds
2. lack of agreement or consistency
3. (Music, other) music
a. a sensation commonly associated with all intervals of the second and seventh, all diminished and augmented intervals, and all chords based on these intervals. Compare consonance3
b. an interval or chord of this kind

dis•so•nance

(ˈdɪs ə nəns)

n.
1. inharmonious or harsh sound; discord; cacophony.
2. an unresolved, discordant musical chord or interval.
3. lack of harmony or agreement; incongruity.
[1565–75; < Late Latin dissonantia=dissonant- (see dissonant) + -ia -ia; see -ance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissonance - a conflict of people's opinions or actions or charactersdissonance - a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
conflict - a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"
disunity - lack of unity (usually resulting from dissension)
divide - a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
2.dissonance - the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
auditory sensation, sound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
3.dissonance - disagreeable sounds
sound property - an attribute of sound
discordance, discord - a harsh mixture of sounds
disharmony, inharmoniousness - a lack of harmony
cacophony - loud confusing disagreeable sounds
harmony - an agreeable sound property

dissonance

noun
1. disagreement, variance, discord, dissension Bring harmony out of dissonance.

dissonance

noun
Translations
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dissonance

[ˈdɪsənəns] Ndisonancia f

dissonance

[ˈdɪsənəns] n
(= friction, clash) → discordance f
(MUSIC)dissonance f

dissonance

n (Mus, fig) → Dissonanz f

dissonance

[ˈdɪsənəns] n (frm) → dissonanza
References in classic literature ?
One of his most rational projects was to connect a musical operation with the machinery of his watches, so that all the harsh dissonances of life might be rendered tuneful, and each flitting moment fall into the abyss of the past in golden drops of harmony.
The smooth manner of the spy, curiously in dissonance with his ostentatiously rough dress, and probably with his usual demeanour, received such a check from the inscrutability of Carton,--who was a mystery to wiser and honester men than he,--that it faltered here and failed him.
Maddening church bells of all degrees of dissonance, sharp and flat, cracked and clear, fast and slow, made the brick-and-mortar echoes hideous.
But drive farr off the barbarous dissonance Of BACCHUS and his Revellers, the Race Of that wilde Rout that tore the THRACIAN Bard In RHODOPE, where Woods and Rocks had Eares To rapture, till the savage clamor dround Both Harp and Voice; nor could the Muse defend Her Son.
For instance, in another subsection, "Beautiful Dissonance," Burnham writes, "As part of his brief for dissonance, Schoenberg was on the lookout for extraordinarily harsh dissonances in the music of earlier composers.
The second movement titled "Minueto" is about a minute and a half and starts out sounding like a familiar and harmonically traditional Renaissance dance that abruptly morphs into a "B" section of what is more of a classical minuet (with a contrasting lilt) whose traditional harmonies are increasingly disrupted with some of those surprising dissonances before returning to a brief ornamented recurrence of the "A" section.
After the Schnittke came Mozart's K563 Divertimento, as personal and profound an expression as the Schnittke, with an extraordinary Adagio movement, unlike any other from Mozart and with some very Schnittke-esque dissonances.
Lecture/Recital: Piano Repertoire: "Slinging Dissonances as Mean as Any of Them"--Ruth Crawford's Preludes for Piano Leslie Spotz
But clearly there were some stark dissonances mixed in, for among the drawings was hung a bathroom sink filled with red ink and water, Suicide Room X, 2004, which interrupted our open-eyed dreaming with harsh reality.
Many writings remained in manuscript during his lifetime: a treatise on counterpoint (edited by Frieder Rempp in 1980) and various discourses on the use of dissonances, the enharmonic genus, the unison, forms of the octave, and the tuning systems of Pythagoras, Aristoxenus, and Ptolemy (edited and translated by Claude V.
In Gore Vidal, again, Hitchens finds creative dissonances that provide much pleasure.
Counting this way, we find that two-part species counterpoint contains a balanced twenty-seven potential consonances and twenty-two potential dissonances.