Meaning of dissonance
Pronunciation: (dis'u-nuns), [key]
- inharmonious or harsh sound; discord; cacophony.
- a simultaneous combination of tones conventionally accepted as being in a state of unrest and needing completion.
- an unresolved, discordant chord or interval. Cf. consonance (def. 3). See illus. underresolution.
- disagreement or incongruity.
- dissonance (Thesaurus)