inharmonic

[ in-hahr-mon-ik ]
/ ˌɪn hɑrˈmɒn ɪk /

adjective

not harmonic; dissonant.

Origin of inharmonic

First recorded in 1820–30; in-3 + harmonic
Related formsin·har·mo·ny [in-hahr-muh-nee] /ɪnˈhɑr mə ni/, noun
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Examples from the Web for inharmonic

  • 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
  • From the post came the occasional note of an inharmonic drum, struck without rhythm by a hand gone lax.

    The Covered Wagon|Emerson Hough