discordance

noun dis·cor·dance \ dis-ˈkȯr-dᵊn(t)s \
Updated on: 31 Mar 2018

Definition of discordance

1 : lack of agreement or harmony : the state or an instance of being discordant
2 music : dissonance

Examples of discordance in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of discordance

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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