dissonance definition, dissonance meaning | English dictionary

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, dissonancy  
1    a discordant combination of sounds  
2    lack of agreement or consistency  
3      (Music)  
a    a sensation commonly associated with all intervals of the second and seventh, all diminished and augmented intervals, and all chords based on these intervals  
   Compare       consonance       3  
b    an interval or chord of this kind  

cognitive dissonance  
      n     (Psychol)   an uncomfortable mental state resulting from conflicting cognitions; usually resolved by changing some of the cognitions  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    cacophony, discord, discordance, harshness, jangle, jarring, unmelodiousness, want of harmony  
2    difference, disagreement, discord, discrepancy, disparity, dissension, incongruity, inconsistency, variance  

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