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English definition of “dissonance”

dissonance

noun [U]     /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     /-ən.ənt/ US  /-ə.nənt/ adjective specialized or formal a dissonant combination of soundsTechnical music termsDescribing qualities of sound
(Definition of dissonance noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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