dissonance

Part of speech: noun

Discord; disagreement.

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Usage examples "dissonance":

  1. The dissonance of feeling called forth by the foregoing scene prevailed to the last. - "Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel", E. Werner.
  2. A painfully humiliating sense of her own personal incompetence to arouse the feeling, so legibly printed on her lover's features, jarred upon Leo's heart like a twanging dissonance breaking the harmonious flow of minor chords; but a noble pity strangled this jealous thrill, and she softly approached the cot. - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
  3. There was no dissonance between his life and his poetry. - "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.