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used in The Phantom Tollbooth

2 uses
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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")
  • On its side in enormous white letters bordered in black was the inscription KAKOFONOUS A. DISCHORD, and below in slightly smaller black letters bordered in white was DOCTOR OF DISSONANCE.
    p. 133.2
  • "Are you a doctor?" asked Milo, trying to feel as well as possible. am KAKOFONOUS A. DISCHORD, DOCTOR OF DISSONANCE," roared the man, and, as he spoke, several small explosions and a grinding crash were heard.
    p. 135.9

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