Usage examples for dissonance

  1. 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 by August Evans Wilson
  2. There was no dissonance between his life and his poetry. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas