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discord
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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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)
  • Their voices were horribly shrill and discordant.

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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
  • —to observe where they met, and where they separated, at what point they were in unison, and at what point they were at discord,

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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
  • Discord is to be forced to be in harmony with others.
  • The harsh intervals and shrill discords of barbaric music stirred him at times when Schubert’s grace, and Chopin’s beautiful sorrows, and the mighty harmonies of Beethoven himself, fell unheeded on his ear.

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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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