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Definition of Dissonance

  • A mingling of discordant sounds; an inharmonious combination of sounds; discord.
  • Want of agreement; incongruity.
  • disagreeable sounds
  • the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
  • a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters

How to use dissonance in a sentence. Dissonance pronunciation.

Produced by unexpected combinations and haphazard transformations, in the midst of a general subordination of matter, he figures as a dissonance and a revolt!
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She stood there a dissonance of despair, and when the lower door clicked moved her hand out of the agony of her suppressed hopelessness.
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You put me in mind of the form and looks of Amodunt and Dissonance.
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Antiphysis, who ever was the counter part of Nature, immediately, out of a malicious spite against her for her beautiful and honourable productions, in opposition begot Amodunt and Dissonance by copulation with Tellumon.
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Long since, a dream of heaven I had, And still the vision haunts me oft; I see the saints in white robes clad, The martyrs with their palms aloft; But hearing still, in middle song, The ceaseless dissonance of wrong; And shrinking, with hid faces, from the strain Of sad, beseeching eyes, full of remorse and pain.
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But hearing still, in middle song, The ceaseless dissonance of wrong; And shrinking, with hid faces, from the strain Of sad, beseeching eyes, full of remorse and pain.
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You thereby wished to admonish me that these momentous affairs and relations of my life, not having lost their harmony, my grief was, perhaps, but a passing dissonance, and that it really might not be worth while to give way to despair on account of it.
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A painfully humiliating sense of her own personal incompetence to arouse the feeling, so legibly printed on her lover's features, jarred upon Leo's heart like a twanging dissonance breaking the harmonious flow of minor chords; but a noble pity strangled this jealous thrill, and she softly approached the cot.
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Human creatures will not GO quite accurately together, any more than clocks will; and when their dissonance once rises fairly high, and they cannot readily kill one another, any Great Elector who is third party will have a terrible time of it.
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Mais ces dissonances sont rares: et même, sont-ce des dissonances?
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It is conceivable that Thoreau, to the consternation of the richest members of the Bolsheviki and Bourgeois, would propose a policy of liberation, a policy of a limited personal property right, on the ground that congestion of personal property tends to limit the progress of the soul (as well as the progress of the stomach)-letting the economic noise thereupon take care of itself-for dissonances are becoming beautiful-and do not the same waters that roar in a storm take care of the eventual calm?
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Des dissonances tant que vous pourrez.
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Ne perdez aucune occasion d'introduire des dissonances, les retards enrichissent l'harmonie.
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Just then, into this dream of fairyland and paradise a grating dissonance was injected.
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It is cognitive dissonance gone amok.
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On the other hand, in a curious transformation or a cognitive dissonance, the Turks became a divine instrument, the wrathful messengers of God.
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This contrast is sustained by a fusion of tones, a softening of gloomy hues, which prevent the intrusion of aught rude or brusque that might awaken a dissonance in the touching impression produced, which, while saddening joy, soothes and softens the bitterness of sorrow.
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With what exultant feelings of just pride may the friend and artist remember a career in which there are no jarring dissonances; no contradictions, for which he is forced to claim indulgence; no errors, whose source must be found in palliation of their existence; no extreme, to be accounted for as the consequence of "excess of cause.
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The inherent contradiction was too extreme for the attempted reconciliation; the inequalities refused to blend in a harmony of divergent tones but asserted themselves in the dissonance of civil war.
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A well of sealed and secret happiness, Whose waters like blithe light and music are, Vanquishing dissonance and gloom?
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Examples of Dissonance

Example #1
Man, intelligent and free, is an animal wholly unpremeditated upon this planet.
Example #2
The result is as if a turkey-hen had unconsciously hatched the egg of an eagle.
Example #3
What would he do now?
Example #4
She looked after him, and as his footsteps sounded on the stair she felt as if she were doomed and hearing her own death-knell.
Example #5
And we have seen those who have given themselves to a hundred puncheons of old devils, in case that they did not feel a manifest ease and assuagement of pain at the hearing of the said book read, even when they were kept in a purgatory of torment; no more nor less than women in travail use to find their sorrow abated when the life of St. Margaret is read unto them.
Example #6
All their consolation was to have some page of the said jolly book read unto them.