pitches that clash when sounded together, including seconds, sevenths, and the tritone. During the early Middle Ages, the third and sixth were also considered dissonant. Antonym: consonance.
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The deliberate use of inharmonious syllables/words/phrases in order to create a harsh-toned effect. Walt Whitman employs dissonance in his poem To a Locomotive in Winter.
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- disagreeable soundsFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=dissonance
A combination of tones that sounds discordant and in need of resolution.
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Dis'so·nance noun [ Latin dissonantia : confer French 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. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/D/96
In social psychology and attitude theory, an aversive state which arises when an individual is minimally aware of inconsistency or conflict within himself. ... See: cognitive dissonance theory. ... Origin: L. Dissonus, discordant, confused ... (05 Mar 2000) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
disagreeable soundsFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=dissonance
(dis´o-nәns) discord or disagreement.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) A mingling of discordant sounds; an inharmonious combination of sounds; discord. • (n.) Want of agreement; incongruity.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/dissonance/
(from the article `consonance and dissonance`) in music, the impression of stability and repose (consonance) in relation to the impression of tension or clash (dissonance) experienced by a ... ...consideration, dealing with melody). Musical theorists have tended to emphasize the vertical aspects of counterpoint, defining the combinatio...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/d/57
In music, dissonance is that effect which results from the union of two sounds not in accord with each other. The ancients considered thirds and sixths as dissonances; and, in fact, every chord except the perfect concord is a dissonant chord. The old theories include an infinity of dissonances, but the present received system reduces them to a comp...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/VD.HTM
cacaphony, or harsh-sounding language.Found on http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display_rpo/terminology.cfm#acatalectic
Type: Term Pronunciation: di′sō-nans Definitions: 1. In social psychology and attitude theory, an aversive state which arises when an individual is minimally aware of inconsistency or conflict within himself. See: cognitive dissonance theoryFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=26134
In music, a combination of two or more notes that `disagree` with each other and so sound displeasing to the ear. It is the opposite of consonanceFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0041020.html
Dissonance has several meanings, all related to conflict or incongruity: ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissonance
Harsh, discordant, and lack of harmony. Also a chord that sounds incomplete until it resolves itself on a harmonious chord.Found on http://www.classicalworks.com/html/glossary.html
Harsh, discordant, and lack of harmony. Also a chord that sounds incomplete until it resolves itselfFound on http://www.superglossary.com/Glossary/Entertainment/Music/
Cacaphony, or harsh-sounding language.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22429
disagreeable soundsFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/437327
the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical qualityFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/148845
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