What does the word dissonant mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Harsh; inharmonious.

Usage examples for dissonant

  1. Dissonant murmurs first And sounds discordant from the tongues of men She utters, scarce articulate: the bay Of wolves, and barking as of dogs, were mixed With that fell chant; the screech of nightly owl Raising her hoarse complaint; the howl of beast And sibilant hiss of snake - all these were there; And more - the waft of waters on the rock, The sound of forests and the thunder peal. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan