Simple Definition of dissonant
: not in agreement with something
music : not in harmony
Examples of dissonant
<a dissonant chorus of noises arose from the busy construction site>
Origin of dissonant
Middle English dissonaunte, from Latin dissonant-, dissonans, present participle of dissonare to be discordant, from dis- + sonare to sound — more at sound
First Known Use: 15th century
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