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Noun: dissonance  di-su-nun(t)s
  1. A conflict of people's opinions, actions or characters
    - disagreement, dissension
  2. The auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    "modern music is just dissonance to me";
    - noise, racket
  3. Disagreeable sounds

Derived forms: dissonances

Type of: auditory sensation, conflict, sound, sound property

Antonym: harmony

Encyclopedia: Dissonance