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Definition of dissonance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dissonance

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈdɪsənəns//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] (music) a combination of musical notes that do not sound pleasant together opposite consonance
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) lack of agreement
NAmE//ˈdɪsənənt//
 
adjective dissonant voices/notes
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dissonance