dissonance treatment

noun

Definition of dissonance treatment

: the use of musical dissonance with respect to consonance especially as it involves various standard contrapuntal procedures (such as passing and neighboring notes, suspensions, and appoggiaturas)

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Dissonance treatment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissonance%20treatment. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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