adjective dis·cor·dant \-dənt\

: harsh or unpleasant in sound

: not agreeing : not in harmony

Full Definition of DISCORDANT

a :  being at variance :  disagreeing <discordant opinions>
b :  quarrelsome <a discordant family>
:  relating to a discord <a discordant tone>
dis·cor·dant·ly adverb

Examples of DISCORDANT

  1. She has the difficult task of bringing together a number of discordant elements.
  2. <discordant tones coming from the poorly tuned instrument>

First Known Use of DISCORDANT

14th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue
DISCORDANTLY Defined for Kids


adjective dis·cor·dant \dis-ˈkr-dənt\

Definition of DISCORDANT for Kids

:  being in disagreement <discordant opinions>
Medical Dictionary


adjective dis·cor·dant \dis-ˈkrd-ənt\

Medical Definition of DISCORDANT

of twins :  dissimilar with respect to one or more particular characters—compare concordant
dis·cor·dance \-ən(t)s\ noun


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