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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)
  • I shivered violently, and shouted again—rather discordantly.

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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
  • I, for my own part, cannot think that these latter days of weak experiment, fragmentary theory, and mutual discord are indeed man’s culminating time!

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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
  • There is a sentiment arising, and it will grow, against connubial jealousy, against fierce maternity, against passion of all sorts; unnecessary things now, and things that make us uncomfortable, savage survivals, discords in a refined and pleasant life.

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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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