discordance discordance

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a harsh mixture of sounds
  2. (n) strife resulting from a lack of agreement

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In terms of its discordance and abstraction, it compares to Dada, or the New York City and Berlin avant-garde movements of the 1970s.
  2. The cultural discordance the large numbers of immigrants has brought is familiar to many European countries.
  3. That discordance can do a lot of damage.

News

  • Friday To-Do: Reproacher, Primitive Man

    REPROACHER, PRIMITIVE MAN 8 p.m. Downtown Music Hall. $7. For the last few years, we've seemed to be in this sort of revival period for the crusty, heavy, ragin' hardcore of the '90s and I am way into it. The influence of such scorched-earth trailblazers as Rorschach, His Hero is Gone, Dropdead, Discordance Axis, many of the Slap-a-Ham Records bands and pioneers such as '80s Scandi crust legends ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Arkansas Times

Quotes

  1. "He (Rushdie) caused a huge amount of distress and discordance with his book, it should have been pulped," said Bari, who did his PhD in Physics from King's College London and worked as science teacher in Haringey and is currently working as a...
    on Nov 10, 2007 By: Muhammad Abdul Bari Source: Hindu

  2. "The central problem in the relations between the West and the rest is, consequently, the discordance between the West's - particularly America's - efforts to promote a universal Western culture and its declining ability to do so," Huntington wrote.
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: Samuel Huntington Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "That is no coincidence," said Carlos Gaviria, president of the Independent Democratic Pole. "Their absence shows Uribe's discordance with the rest of the continent."
    on Aug 8, 2006 By: Carlos Gaviria Source: Taipei Times

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