Definition for DIS'SO-NANCE

DIS'SO-NANCE, n. [Fr. dissonance, from L. dissonans, dissono, to be discordant; dis and sono, to sound.]

  1. Discord; a mixture or union of harsh, unharmonious sounds, which are grating or unpleasing to the ear; as, the dissonance of notes, sounds or numbers.
  2. Disagreement.

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