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  • adj.different, conflicting
  • adj.unharmonious

synonyms for dissonant

  • differing
  • discordant
  • incongruous
  • anomalous
  • at variance
  • disagreeing
  • disconsonant
  • discrepant
  • dissentient
  • incompatible
  • incongruent
  • inconsistent
  • inconsonant
  • irreconcilable
  • irregular
  • sour note
  • unmixable
  • discordant
  • jarring
  • raucous
  • cacophonous
  • grating
  • harsh
  • inharmonious
  • strident
  • unmusical
  • cacophonic
  • disharmonic
  • disharmonious
  • inharmonic
  • out of tune
  • tuneless
  • unmelodious
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antonyms for dissonant

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  • harmonious
  • coinciding
  • compatible
  • complementary
  • concordant
  • consonant
  • similar
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In fact, no category is stranger or more dissonant with how America consumed entertainment during our pandemic year than Television Movie.
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Neuroscientists still don’t completely understand how this system works, but they think it connects dissonant parts of our brains, which can help us find meaning in our chaotic lives.
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Such was the case for 2011’s Crack Up, the band’s first album in six years, in which band leader Robin Pecknold introduced dark, dissonant elements to the bands’ previously pleasant, uplifting sound.
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It produced comparatively little foundation tone and a powerful chord of harmonics, many of them dissonant.
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Christmas, too, closed, and the steeples no longer jangled forth a dissonant peal.
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Practise dissonant chords until they please the ear in spite of their sharpness.
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It was followed by shouts of dissonant laughter, unlike the cheering sounds of human mirth.
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WORDS RELATED TO DISSONANT

  • clinking
  • discordant
  • disharmonic
  • dissonant
  • grating
  • ill-sounding
  • immusical
  • inharmonious
  • jangly
  • jarring
  • noisy
  • raucous
  • sour
  • strident
  • unmusical
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