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dissonance

dis·so·nance

dissonance

 
pronunciation:
dI s nns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: lack of harmony; discord, esp. of musical sounds.
Playing these notes together produces dissonance, which creates a feeling of agitation and tension in the piece.
antonyms:
consonance, harmony
similar words:
discord
definition 2: disagreement or inconsistency.
Although there was outward agreement among those at the meeting, one could feel an underlying dissonance.
antonyms:
harmony
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