dissonant


adjective

  1. disagreeing or harsh in sound; discordant.
  2. out of harmony; incongruous; at variance.
  3. Music. characterized by dissonance.

adjective

  1. discordant; cacophonous
  2. incongruous or discrepant
  3. music characterized by dissonance
adj.

early 15c., from Middle French dissonant and directly from Latin dissonantem (nominative dissonans), present participle of dissonare “differ in sound,” from dis- “apart” (see dis-) + sonare “to sound” (see sonata).

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