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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.
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.
In a move either courageous or foolhardy, Nagy Souraty selected the theme of violence for his latest production, "Post-Fight Dissonances.
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
Then there was Boal, warming the jazzy dissonances of Balanchine's Apollo with the human intelligence of his dancing.
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.