WOW #47 – Word Of The Week

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WOW #47 – Word Of The Week

Word:

Discordant

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

Discordance (noun)

Pronunciation:

duh·skaw·dnt | /dɪˈskɔːd(ə)nt/

Meaning:

  • disagreeing or incongruous
  • (of sounds) harsh and jarring because of a lack of harmony
  • being at variance: Disagreeing
  • characterized by conflict

Related Phrases:

  • strike a discordant note — appear strange and out of place.
  • characterized by conflict

Synonyms:

  • conflict
  • disaccord
  • discord
  • strife
  • variance
  • friction
  • infighting
  • inharmony
  • schism
  • cacophonous

Antonyms:

  • harmonious
  • peace
  • concordance
  • musical
  • concord
  • harmony

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Word Origin:

Late Middle English: from Old French descordant, present participle of descorder (see discord).

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  1. Something gave a loud discordant twang.
  2. The frightened cat gave a discordant shriek and jumped on top of the table.
  3. The discordant sound of the teacher’s high-pitched voice silenced the class.
  4. In the middle of the song, the piano player struck a discordant note and ruined the entire piece.

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