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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Not musical in nature. Lacking in harmony.

Usage examples (33)
  • Soaring, dissonant noises begin each song, forming a solid backbone for pretty, tinkling guitars and grinding swirls of feedback.
  • Not doing well results in dissonant silence or an intentionally dissonant interruption.
  • Thus, any music that doesn't manifest a recognizable emotion (by implication at least, all of "dissonant" modernist music) couldn't be music.
  • It's asinine that The New York Times describes Esther as "dissonant," negatively, as if in sympathy with those critizing the decision to stage the work. for more
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