What does the word discordant mean?

Usage examples for discordant

  1. He had to tug thrice before a discordant bell sounded within the house, and twice again before footsteps began to shuffle along the passage. – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. Any one else would strike a discordant note." – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  3. Suspicions of neglect on the part of Hunt murmured in Keats's mind like a discordant undertone, although the friendship continued as warm as ever on Hunt's part. – Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats by Barnette Miller
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