Definition of Dissonant

1. Adjective. Characterized by musical dissonance; harmonically unresolved.

Exact synonyms: Unresolved
Category relationships: Music
Similar to: Inharmonious, Unharmonious
Derivative terms: Dissonance, Dissonate, Dissonate



2. Adjective. Lacking in harmony.

3. Adjective. Not in accord. "Widely discrepant statements"
Exact synonyms: At Variance, Discrepant
Similar to: Discordant
Derivative terms: Discrepancy, Discrepancy

Definition of Dissonant

1. a. Sounding harshly; discordant; unharmonious.

Definition of Dissonant

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to dissonance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dissonant

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissonant

dissolve
dissolved
dissolved oxygen
dissolvents
dissolver
dissolvers
dissolves
dissolveth
dissolving
dissolving agent
dissonance
dissonances
dissonancies
dissonancy
dissonant (current term)
dissonantly
dissonate
dissonated
dissonates
dissonating
dissorophid
dissorophids
disspirit
disspirited
disspiriting
disspirits
dissuade
dissuaded

Literary usage of Dissonant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On the Sensations of Tone as a Physiological Basis for the Theory of Music by Hermann von Helmholtz (1912)
"Hence it is generally necessary that a dissonant note should enter and leave the chord by degrees of the scale. Chords must be considered essentially ..."

2. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"Every dissonant chord contains at least one dissonance,2 which is the ... Furthermore, whenever a dissonant chord contains a consonance with a strong ..."

3. The Septonate and the Centralization of the Tonal System: A New View of the by Julius Klauser (1890)
"Before the exact constitution of the dissonant harmony can be explained, ... The dissonant harmonic, on the other hand, is not resolved into the harmony of ..."

4. The Philosophy of Music: Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures by William Pole (1895)
"But there are dissonant harmonies of another kind, very common in modern music, which are due to the introduction accidentally of dissonant notes, ..."

5. The Philosophy of Music: Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures by William Pole (1879)
"But there are dissonant harmonies of another kind, very common in modern music, which are due to the introduction accidentally of dissonant notes, ..."

6. A Manual of Harmony by Salomon Jadassohn (1893)
"As it contains a dissonant interval, the diminished fifth, it is a dissonant and dependent chord. To distinguish the three minor triads we employ smaller ..."

7. Practical Harmony: A Systematic Course in Fifty-four Lessons, with Numerous by Ludwig Bussler (1896)
"The -procedure of a regular modulation consists in the introduction of a principal dissonant chord of the new key, and its resolution into the tonic triad. ..."

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