Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not harmonic; discordant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not harmonic; not according to the principles of harmony in music; inharmonious; discordant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not harmonic; inharmonious; discordant; dissonant.

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  • adjective Lacking harmony; discordant; dissonant

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking in harmony

Etymologies

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in- +‎ harmonic

Examples

  • U+201C and U+2018 that are typographically inharmonic and orthographically incorrect if translating into german in certain scripts!

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Summer arrives with the smell of baked ricotta and berry tarts… oh, and a little treat.

  • Now he was across this large, low-ceilinged deck area, halfway under a console, their voices drummed out by an inharmonic wail of klaxons and warning whistles that made Red Alert on a starship sound like a church bell choir.

    The Search

  • Now he was across this large, low-ceilinged deck area, halfway under a console, their voices drummed out by an inharmonic wail of klaxons and warning whistles that made Red Alert on a starship sound like a church bell choir.

    The Search

  • Now he was across this large, low-ceilinged deck area, halfway under a console, their voices drummed out by an inharmonic wail of klaxons and warning whistles that made Red Alert on a starship sound like a church bell choir.

    The Search

  • From the post came the occasional note of an inharmonic drum, struck without rhythm by a hand gone lax.

    The Covered Wagon

  • Particularist Borussian, a "Pomeranian Giant," and let a score of years go by before clearly making out by touch that the strange change of tonality, of sound, and significance that superposed the patriotism of the South to that of the North was a mere inharmonic change, and that according to the rotation of the two circles, each, in reality, underlay the other in turn.

    The Arena Volume 4, No. 21, August, 1891

  • If one of them is present in a high degree, and the others in a low degree, the whole is inharmonic, and not highly advantageous.

    Folkways A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals

  • Those who join the communities understanding their principles, and afterward prove refractory and inharmonic, and also those who come into the communities in childhood, and afterward develop characters antagonistic to the general spirit, and refuse to yield to the governmental agencies mentioned, either voluntarily withdraw or are expelled.

    The Communistic Societies of the United States From Personal Visit and Observation

  • The bowls give a bell-like tone, and each has at least one inharmonic overtone.

    NewMusicBox

  • Due to the lack of strings, this inharmonic relationship is not true of electric pianos, nor the EVP88.

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