Definition of dissonance
1 a : lack of agreement; especially : inconsistency between the beliefs one holds or between one's actions and one's beliefs — compare cognitive dissonance b : an instance of such inconsistency or disagreement
2 : a mingling of discordant sounds; especially : a clashing or unresolved musical interval or chord
Examples of dissonance in a sentence
<the dissonance between what we are told and what we see with our own eyes>
First Known Use of dissonance
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Definition of dissonance for Students
: an unpleasant combination of musical sounds
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