in·​har·​mon·​ic | \ˌin-(ˌ)här-ˈmä-nik \

Definition of inharmonic 

: not harmonic

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The stimuli included harmonic sounds and inharmonic sounds (produced by shifting some frequencies of a previously harmonic sound), and sounds with beating and without. Sciencenow, WIRED, "Human Brain Is Wired for Harmony," 13 Nov. 2012

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circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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