Definition of discordant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪsˈkɔːdənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈkɔːrdənt//
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  1. 1[usually before noun] (formal) not in agreement; combining with other things in a way that is strange or unpleasant discordant views The functional modernity of the computer struck a discordant note amid the elegant eighteenth-century furniture.
  2. 2 (of sounds) not sounding pleasant together opposite harmonious
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French descordant, present participle of descorder, from Latin discordare, from discors ‘discordant’, from dis- (expressing negation, reversal) + cor, cord- ‘heart’.
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