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English definition of “dissonance”

dissonance

noun [U] uk   /ˈdɪs.ən.əns/ us    /-ə.nəns/
specialized music a combination of sounds or musical notes that are not pleasant when heard together: the jarring dissonance of Klein's musical scoreTechnical music terms formal disagreementArguments and disagreements
dissonant
adjective uk   /-ən.ənt/ us    /-ə.nənt/ specialized or formal
a dissonant combination of soundsTechnical music termsDescribing qualities of sound
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