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dis•so•nance



Pronunciation: (dis'u-nuns), [key]
n.
1. inharmonious or harsh sound; discord; cacophony.
2. Music.
a. a simultaneous combination of tones conventionally accepted as being in a state of unrest and needing completion.
b. an unresolved, discordant chord or interval. Cf. consonance (def. 3). See illus. under resolution.
3. disagreement or incongruity.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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