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Word: discordant

Definition: not harmonious; conflicting


Sentences Containing 'discordant'

"Megaherz", a duet played by Hütter and Schneider, begins as a deep, rippling bass tone that steadily expands with electronic treatments to a discordant climax.
"The Rocket" review read: ""With discordant guitars and uneven and unpredictable rhythms, the début CD from Seattle's This Busy Monster, Like Icicles, is undoubtedly this year's most bizarre local offering at the pop throne.
Allmusic reviewer Fred Thomas awarded it four and a half stars out of five and wrote "the band sounds locked into a collective meditation for much of the set, stringing together the long and discordant segments of songs into a mostly uninterrupted hour and change of sound."
Given the nature of radiocarbon dating, such discordant dates occasionally occur even in undisturbed deposits, when multiple samples were dated.
He had also a superabundance of the discordant, ear splitting, metallic laugh common to his breed a machine made laugh, a Frankenstein laugh, with the soul left out of it.
The crossing of lines at angles approaching the right angle is always harsh and somewhat discordant, useful when you want to draw attention dramatically to a particular spot, but to be avoided or covered up at other times.
The occasional discordant dates by themselves are meaningless as an indicator of disturbance, contrary to the arguments of Firestone (2006).
The same principles apply in color, discordant notes can be brought into harmony by the introduction of others related to both the original colors, thus leading the eye from one to the other by easy stages and destroying the shock.
They dined, and after the cloth had been removed and they had amused themselves for a while with Sancho's rich conversation, the melancholy sound of a fife and harsh discordant drum made itself heard.

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