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



    BrE BrE//ˈdɪsənənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪsənənt//
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  1. 1(music) (of sounds) not sounding pleasant together dissonant chords/notes/music
  2. 2(formal) not in agreement There were a few dissonant voices. The first dissonant note of the debate came from the Opposition leader.