noun, plural dis·har·mo·nies.

lack of harmony; discord.
something discordant.

Origin of disharmony

First recorded in 1595–1605; dis-1 + harmony Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for disharmony

Historical Examples of disharmony

  • Finally, disharmony is implied in and necessitated by the very fact of progress.

    Theism or Atheism

    Chapman Cohen

  • In a word, there reigns such a disharmony in the room as makes me feel poorly.

    The Inferno

    August Strindberg

  • What is to be done with these facts of disharmony and conflict?

  • Even the wisest among you is only a disharmony and hybrid of plant and phantom.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • We should thus have a second disharmony superposed upon the first.

    Woman and Womanhood

    C. W. Saleeby

British Dictionary definitions for disharmony


noun plural -nies

lack of accord or harmony
a situation, circumstance, etc, that is inharmonious
Derived Formsdisharmonious (ˌdɪshɑːˈməʊnɪəs), adjectivedisharmoniously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for disharmony

c.1600; see dis- + harmony.

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