English version

discordant

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music, Colours & sounds
discordantdis‧cord‧ant /dɪsˈkɔːdənt $ -ɔːr-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 APMC formal a discordant sound is unpleasant because it is made up of musical notes that do not go together well2 literarySTRANGE strange, wrong, or unsuitable in relation to everything around opp harmonious 🔊 The modern decor strikes a discordant note in this old building.3 DISAGREE formal not in agreement 🔊 discordant results from the experiment
Examples from the Corpus
discordantThe authorities on the issue are discordant.Strange discordant music emanated from the woods.Yet, to propose the possibility of adoption by such a couple strikes a discordant note.Trehub, in Toronto, found that 6-to 9-month-old babies could tell whether a musical sequence was discordant or harmonious.The two experiments gave us discordant results.In fact it tends to generate some very discordant results.strikes a discordant noteYet, to propose the possibility of adoption by such a couple strikes a discordant note.
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