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discord
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The Awakening
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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)
  • The voices of Edna’s disbanding guests jarred like a discordant note upon the quiet harmony of the night.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • It was something which announced itself; a chill breath that seemed to issue from some vast cavern wherein discords waited.
  • "I returned day before yesterday," he answered, while he leaned his arm on the keys, bringing forth a crash of discordant sound.

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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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