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discord

[ noun dis-kawrd; verb dis-kawrd ]
/ noun ˈdɪs kɔrd; verb dɪsˈkɔrd /
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noun
lack of concord or harmony between persons or things: marital discord.
disagreement; difference of opinion.
strife; dispute; war.
Music. an inharmonious combination of musical tones sounded together.
any confused or harsh noise; dissonance.
verb (used without object)
to disagree; be at variance.
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Origin of discord

1200–50; (noun) Middle English descorde, discorde<Anglo-French; Old French descort (derivative of descorder), descorde<Latin discordia, derivative of discord- (stem of discors) discordant (dis-dis-1 + cord-, stem of cors heart); (v.) Middle English discorden<Anglo-French, Old French descorder<Latin discordāre derivative of discord-, as above

OTHER WORDS FROM discord

un·dis·cord·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for discord

discord

noun (ˈdɪskɔːd)
lack of agreement of harmony; strife
harsh confused mingling of sounds
a combination of musical notes containing one or more dissonant intervalsSee dissonance (def. 3), concord (def. 4)
verb (dɪsˈkɔːd)
(intr) to disagree; clash

Word Origin for discord

C13: from Old French descort, from descorder to disagree, from Latin discordāre, from discors at variance, from dis- 1 + cor heart
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