- discordant alternation,
Origin of discordant
Examples from the Web for discordant
Crime, fiscal recklessness, and homelessness are stirring like discordant strains of music.Why New York—and Bill de Blasio—May Haunt Hillary Clinton in a 2016 Campaign|Lloyd Green|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No doubt Romney was sincere in wanting to help the homeless woman, but it sounded a discordant note.
But people now had enough of a sense of Obama to know that the statement was discordant with his whole approach and demeanor.
If, perchance, any discordant note was sounded it was speedily hushed.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions|Slason Thompson
Without this one discordant note all his merriment might have seemed like levity.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens|G. K. Chesterton
With all this mass of color there were no unpleasant contrasts, no discordant tones.Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World|James Cowan
For a while even the song of his birds lost all its sweetness, and seemed to him but a discordant sound.An Idyl Of The East Side|Thomas A. Janvier
It was followed by a series of discordant brays from the donkey.Frank Roscoe's Secret|Allen Chapman
late 14c., discordaunt, from Old French descordant, present participle of descorder (see discord (n.)). Related: Discordantly.