dis·​cor·​dan·​cy di-ˈskȯr-dᵊn-sē How to pronounce discordancy (audio)
plural discordancies

Examples of discordancy in a Sentence

the discordancy between the film's flamboyant cinematography and its otherwise somber mood
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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of discordancy was in 1587

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“Discordancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discordancy. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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