from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Dissonance.

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  • n. discord; dissonance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Discord; dissonance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as dissonance.


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  • Yet so much dissonancy there was between his tongue and his heart, that he triumphed in the murder of C├Žsar, the only Roman that exceeded all their race in nobleness, and was next to Tully in eloquence.

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • With an addition of many words omitted by all former writers, and pertinent to this matter, with their etymologies as often as they occur: as also tenures whether jocular, or others statutes and records, wherein the alterations are expressed, and their agreement or dissonancy, with the law at present declared.

    Inventory of Robert Carter's Estate, November [1733]

  • What may they think within themselves, to see such dissonancy and disagreement between present and former resolutions and practices?

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • These, I say, sound some plain dissonancy and discord to our very first apprehensions.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning


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