un dissonant

dissonant

[dis-uh-nuhnt]
adjective
1.
disagreeing or harsh in sound; discordant.
2.
out of harmony; incongruous; at variance.
3.
Music. characterized by dissonance.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English dissonaunte (< Anglo-French) < Latin dissonant- (stem of dissonāns, present participle of dissonāre to sound harsh), equivalent to disson- (derivative of dissonus discordant; see dis-1, sound) + -ant- -ant

dissonantly, adverb
undissonant, adjective
undissonantly, adverb


2. incompatible, incongruent, inconsistent.
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dissonant (ˈdɪsənənt)
 
adj
1.  discordant; cacophonous
2.  incongruous or discrepant
3.  music characterized by dissonance
 
[C15: from Latin dissonāre to be discordant, from dis-1 + sonāre to sound]
 
'dissonantly
 
adv

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dissonant
late 15c., from L. dissonantem (nom. dissonans), prp. of dissonare "differ in sound," from dis- "apart" + sonare "to sound" (see sound (n.1)).
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