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inharmonic

[in-hahr-mon-ik] /ˌɪn hɑrˈmɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
not harmonic; dissonant.
Origin of inharmonic
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; in-3 + harmonic
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inharmony
[in-hahr-muh-nee] /ɪnˈhɑr mə ni/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • From the post came the occasional note of an inharmonic drum, struck without rhythm by a hand gone lax.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • 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

    William Graham Sumner

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