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Dissonance Definition

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

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Other Dissonance 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


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.

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