Submit a Poem
Get Your Premium Membership

Dissonance - Definition

The definition of: Dissonance is below.
There are 3 syllables in the word Dissonance.
What rhymes with Dissonance?
See poems containing the word: Dissonance
See quotes containing the word: Dissonance

Definition of: Dissonance

Link to this Dissonance definition/page:

Poetry Definition

Dissonance in poetry is the deliberate avoidance of assonance, i.e. patterns of repeated vowel sounds.



Standard Definition

[n] disagreeable sounds
[n] the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
[n] a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters


disagreement - (4 syllables), dissension - (3 syllables), noise - (1 syllables), racket - (2 syllables)


accord, agreement, harmony

Misc. Definitions

\Dis"so*nance\, n. [L. dissonantia: cf. F. dissonance.]
1. A mingling of discordant sounds; an inharmonious combination of sounds; discord. Filled the air with barbarous dissonance. --Milton.
2. Want of agreement; incongruity. --Milton.