Dissonance

What is Dissonance?

Dissonance definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun

inharmonious or harsh sound; discord; cacophony.
Music.

  1. a simultaneous combination of tones conventionally accepted as being in a state of unrest and needing completion.
  2. an unresolved, discordant chord or interval.Compare consonance(def 3).
disagreement or incongruity.