dissonance Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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dissonancenoun [U]

uk   /ˈdɪs.ən.əns/  us   /-ə.nəns/
specialized music a ​combination of ​sounds or ​musicalnotes that are not ​pleasant when ​heard together: the ​jarring dissonance of Klein's ​musicalscore formal disagreement
adjective uk   /-ən.ənt/  us   /-ə.nənt/ specialized or formal
a dissonant ​combination of ​sounds
(Definition of dissonance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dissonance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不和谐音, 分歧,异议…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不和諧音, 分歧,異議…
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