What does the word discordance mean?

Usage examples for discordance

  1. The old life of the open road she had had here without anything of its shame, its stigma, and its separateness, its discordance with the stationary forces of law and organized community. – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  2. The music, or the discordance that went by that name, was furnished by two cowboys with banjos and an antediluvian gentleman with a fiddle. – The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey