dissonance


dissonance
dissonance [dis′ə nəns]
n.
[ME dissonaunce < LL dissonantia < L dissonans, prp. of dissonare, to be discordant < dis-, apart + sonus, a SOUND1]
1. an inharmonious sound or combination of sounds; discord
2. any lack of harmony or agreement; incongruity
3. Music a chord that sounds incomplete or unfulfilled until resolved to a harmonious chord

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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