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dissonance Explained

dissonance at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['dısənəns]

dissonance at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: dissonare, from sonare 'to sound']//
1 [U and C] technical a combination of notes that sound strange because they are not in harmony: → consonance//
2 [U] formal lack of agreement: -- dissonant adj //

dissonance at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissonance":
antagonism, argumentation, atonalism, atonality, cacophony,
clashing, clinker, conflict, contention, contradiction,
contrariety, contrast, controversy, departure, deviation,
difference, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disconformity,
discongruity, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy,
discreteness, disharmony, disparity, dissension, dissent,
dissidence, dissimilarity, dissonancy, dissonant chord,
distinction, distinctness, disunion, disunity, divergence,
divergency, diversity, faction, far cry, flatness, heterogeneity,
inaccordance, incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency,
inconsonance, inequality, inharmoniousness, inharmony,
irreconcilability, jarring, mixture, negation, nonconformity, odds,
off note, opposition, oppugnancy, otherness, repugnance,
separateness, sharpness, sour note, sourness, stridor, strife,
tunelessness, unconformity, unharmoniousness, unlikeness,
unmusicality, unorthodoxy, untunefulness, variance, variation,
variegation, variety, wolf

dissonance at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Disagreement): disagreement, discord, discordance, dissonance, dissidence, discrepancy, lack of conformity, incongruity, misalliance, dissension, conflict, opposition, bickering, clashing, misunderstanding, argument, quarrel, wrangle, disparity, mismatch, disproportion, dissimilitude, inequality, disproportionateness, variance, divergence, repugnance, unfitness, inaptitude, impropriety, inapplicability, inconsistency, irrelevancy, intrusion, interference, inappropriateness.

[N] (Discord): discord, discordance, dissonance, cacophony, disagreement, harshness, Babel.

[N] (Discord): disagreement, discord, dissidence, dissonance, clash, shock, jarring, jostling, variance, difference, dissension, misunderstanding, cross purposes, division, split, rupture, disruption, breach, schism, dissent, feud, faction, quarrel, dispute.

dissonance at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [C, U] (music) a combination of musical notes that sound harsh together
OPP CONSONANCE
2 [U] (formal) lack of agreement
dissonant adjective:
dissonant voices / notes

dissonance at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 [C, U] (music) a combination of musical notes that sound harsh together
OPP CONSONANCE
2 [U] (formal) lack of agreement
dissonant adjective:
dissonant voices / notes

Dissonance at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dissonance \Dis"so*nance\, n. [L. dissonantia: cf. F.
dissonance.]
1. A mingling of discordant sounds; an inharmonious
combination of sounds; discord.

Filled the air with barbarous dissonance. --Milton.

2. Want of agreement; incongruity. --Milton.

dissonance at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

dissonance
n 1: a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
[syn: {disagreement}, {dissension}] [ant: {agreement}]
2: the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality;
sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern
music is just noise to me" [syn: {noise}, {racket}]
3: disagreeable sounds [ant: {harmony}]

dissonance at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɪsənəns/

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • a harsh, discordant combination of sounds
    1. Inter: musi » c conflicting notes that are not overtones of the note or chord sounding
    2. a state of disagreement or conflict

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » a harsh, discordant combination of sounds

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|неблагозвучие|n, Inter: t+ » bg|дисонанс|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|不和諧|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|nesouzvuk|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ασυμφωνία|f|tr=asymfonía


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » conflicting notes that are not overtones of the note or chord sounding
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|дисхармония|f
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|disonance|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ασυμφωνία|f|tr=asymfonía

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a state of disagreement or conflict
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|несъгласие|n
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|neshoda|f, Inter: t- » cs|nesoulad|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ασυμφωνία|f|tr=asymfonía

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * dissonant
    • cognitive dissonance

      See also

      * assonance


    Translation: ar » dissonance
    Translation: et » dissonance
    Translation: fr » dissonance
    Translation: ko » dissonance
    Translation: io » dissonance
    Translation: id » dissonance
    Translation: it » dissonance
    Translation: pl » dissonance
    Translation: ru » dissonance
    Translation: fi » dissonance
    Translation: ta » dissonance
    Translation: te » dissonance
    Translation: tr » dissonance
    Translation: vi » dissonance
    Translation: zh » dissonance