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discord, conflict, a harsh or unpleasant combination of sounds
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dissidence – disagreement, dissent
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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.
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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
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dis•so•nance(ˈdɪs ə nəns)
1. inharmonious or harsh sound; discord; cacophony.
2. an unresolved, discordant musical chord or interval.
3. lack of harmony or agreement; incongruity.
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|Noun||1.||dissonance - 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"|
|3.||dissonance - disagreeable sounds|
sound property - an attribute of sound
cacophony - loud confusing disagreeable sounds
harmony - an agreeable sound property
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dissonance[ˈdɪsənəns] N → disonancia f
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n (Mus, fig) → Dissonanz f
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dissonance[ˈdɪsənəns] n (frm) → dissonanza
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