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discord
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Ulysses
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as in: discordant music Define
unpleasant sound -- especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
  • Private Carr, Private Compton and Cissy Caffrey pass beneath the windows, singing in discord.

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  • She described the loud discordant music as a form of torture.
  • She heard the discordant clanging of pots in the kitchen.

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as in: discord amongst the group Define
conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate or (especially in the form "discordant"): seeming different or wrong along with everything else
  • But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. ... The apple of discord was...

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  • There is too much discord in the team.
  • There is too much discord in their home.

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unspecified meaning
  • (In strident discord peasants and townsmen of Orange and Green factions sing Kick the Pope and Daily, daily sing to Mary.

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as in: discord amongst the group Define
conflict or disagreement -- especially among those expected to cooperate or (especially in the form "discordant"): seeming different or wrong along with everything else
as in: discordant music Define
unpleasant sound -- especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
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