...like a bad smell or a discordant sound;
Ivan Turgenev -- Fathers and Sons
diverse discordant sounds of disorder
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
To show himself independent of me, he would start and stagger through with his hymn in the most discordant manner.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
It is the lark that sings so out of tune,
Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps.
William Shakespeare -- Romeo and Juliet
...the bats’ discordant concerts of squeaking and chattering.
Yann Martel -- Life of Pi
the hideous and discordant din that resounded from every corner of the market
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
It struck a shrill, discordant note.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
However, as they had left their cars blocking the road, a harsh, discordant din from those in the rear had been audible for some time, and added to the already violent confusion of the scene.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
...adding their discordant national anthems to the racket.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
ventured again to open his discordant throat
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
After that the only sound was the discordant music of the dwarves honing their blades.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
The window went up, a maid-servant’s discordant voice profaned the holy calm, and a deluge of water drenched the prone martyr’s remains!
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
I shivered violently, and shouted again—rather discordantly.
H.G. Wells -- The Time Machine
...as if every letter were a musical note and any words spoken without love were a discord in the melody.
Cornelia Funke -- Inkheart
Somebody blew a discordant bugle.
Michael Shaara -- The Killer Angels
At length the jays arrive, whose discordant screams were heard long before,
Henry David Thoreau -- Walden
the musical riches of the epoch were displayed in a magnificent discord.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Private Carr, Private Compton and Cissy Caffrey pass beneath the windows, singing in discord.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
But, her repetition of these words seemed to strike with some little discord on his ear.
Charles Dickens -- Hard Times
raising their voices in a discordant melody
Christopher Paolini -- Brisingr
A discordant chanting began.
H.G. Wells -- The Island of Dr. Moreau
...he felt inclined to make the piano shriek in utter discord.
George Eliot -- The Mill on the Floss
The stream hummed a song, seemingly musical at times, and then discordant and dull,
Zane Grey -- The Man of the Forest
a strange and discordant sound
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Pathfinder
there was a discordant blast
Zane Grey -- The Border Legion
His thoughts were shattered by the sound of a distant horn—a discordant note that wrenched him from his reverie.
Henry H. Neff -- The Fiend And The Forge
Aunt Mill faltered and subsided, leaving a cracked high note bleeding on the air. Sheb struck a discord and halted.
Stephen King -- The Gunslinger
...harp out of his pocket and began to extract doleful discords from it,
Zane Grey -- The Heritage of the Desert
...the crack of Winchesters had the discordance of a nightmare.
Zane Grey -- The Thundering Herd
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Pioneers
Zane Grey -- The Light of Western Stars
The sound was harsh, a discordant clanging that caused Madam Petra to rise again from her chair and walk to a window along the southern wall.
Henry H. Neff -- The Maelstrom
Discordant bells clanged...
Chinua Achebe -- Things Fall Apart
To keep our morale up, we sang with discordant enthusiasm.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
As she rocked her little ones, the mother hummed in a discordant voice...
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
a discordant melody
Edgar Allan Poe -- The Fall of the House of Usher
Then she hastily blundered into the opening bars of "Jacket of Gray" and stopped with a discord as she remembered how heartrending that selection was too.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
he made a deep rumbling noise like a discord on a great organ
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Two Towers
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Deerslayer
It clattered as the board lit up with incoming calls that made no connections, answered only with discordant hums.
Robert Ludlum -- The Bourne Identity