discordance


dis·cor·dance

noun \dis-ˈkr-dən(t)s\

Definition of DISCORDANCE

1
:  the state or an instance of being discordant
2

Examples of DISCORDANCE

  1. <there was a real discordance between the tough guys that the actor played in the movies and the wimp that he was in real life>
  2. <the jarring discordance coming from the garage where the band was rehearsing>

First Known Use of DISCORDANCE

14th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: discordancy
Previous Word in the Dictionary: discord (verb)
All Words Near: discordance

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up discordance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).