- dissolving view,
Origin of dissonant
Examples from the Web for dissonant
It was something more than harsh and dissonant, and it betrayed no lack of skill.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dissonant music that might otherwise be found in a Kubrick film portend to the worst.The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film|Jimmy So|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Benedict has made nice to Muslims since that dissonant Islam speech, praying at the Blue Mosque in Istanbul in 2006.
Even Strabo omits some names, because they were too rough and dissonant.
Finally, if the dissonant note is at the same time culminating and repeated, it has seven degrees of intensity.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various
A few abrupt, dissonant discords would, invariably, send them scurrying to their holes.The Dawn of Reason|James Weir
Merton Gill stared in amazement at these phenomena so dissonant with the quiet starlit night.Merton of the Movies|Harry Leon Wilson
There are no perfect chords, dissonant chords or false chords.Musical Memories|Camille Saint-Sans
Word Origin for dissonant
early 15c., from Middle French dissonant and directly from Latin dissonantem (nominative dissonans), present participle of dissonare "differ in sound," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + sonare "to sound" (see sonata).