dissonance [noun]

Definition of dissonance:

1. the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience

2. Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony.

3. A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.

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Opposite/Antonyms of dissonance:

Sentence/Example of dissonance:

1. the cognitive dissonance of the experience should shock any uniformitarian in the audience fully awake.

2. I regret that I have to strike a little note of dissonance in this otherwise unanimous debate.

3. But Nature was just as fair that ambrosial September day as if there was not a dissonance.

4. The individual words of each poem collide and mingle, sometimes harmoniously and sometimes with a purposeful dissonance.