unharmonious

[ hahr-moh-nee-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF unharmonious
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It is the sharp, uncouth, or unharmonious clashing of heterogeneous consonants which strikes the ear painfully.

It is only an unharmonious combination of dissimilar consonants that offends a refined ear.

Neither Gray, nor Johnson, nor Goldsmith were ever reconciled to what the last of them styles "this unharmonious measure."

And never have I heard those musical bells jingle one harsh or unharmonious sound.

The attention of ancient Rome is always directed upon the puzzling, sphinx-like, unharmonious qualities in woman.

If the mixture of many colours be unharmonious and disturbed, perplexity and confusion will be the result.

The Marchesa was one of those mixed types, unharmonious, common among mongrel races.

All his intelligence is similar to this, which is to me harsh & unharmonious as a Ravens ominous Croak!

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, in music, from French harmonieux (14c.), from harmonie (see harmony). In nonmusical use from 1630s. Related: Harmoniously; harmoniousness.

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