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dissonance
used in The Hidden Oracle

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Definition
not going well together; or conflict
especially in these two senses:
  • unpleasant musical sound
  • inconsistency or conflict between beliefs and actions such as voluntarily taking actions that conflict with beliefs, or holding two conflicting beliefs (also called "cognitive dissonance")
  • It bounced off the ant's forehead with a dissonant twang.
    p. 229.5
  • The brass chimes swayed and clanged, picking notes out of the wind and making chords from the dissonance.
    p. 303.9

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