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discord
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War and Peace
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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)
  • diverse discordant sounds of disorder

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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
  • It would be too painful to me to think that I might be a cause of sorrow or discord in the family that has been so good to me...

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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
  • If there is any misunderstanding and discord between you and Mary, I can’t blame her for it at all.
  • What was new in them was a certain uneasiness and occasional discord, which there used not to be, and which, as Nicholas soon found out, was due to the bad state of their affairs.

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  • The vestibule was filled with the discordant sounds of a struggle and of a tipsy, hoarse voice.
  • They were singing discordantly, arduously, and with great effort, evidently not because they wished to sing, but because they wanted to show they were drunk and on a spree.

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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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