dissonance
(DI-suh-nens)


[Eng.] - [Fr.]


Two or more notes sounded together which are discordant, and, in the prevailing harmonic system, require resolution to a consonance.

Also discord.

See also [Eng.] dissonance; [Fr.] dissonance (f); [Ger.] Dissonanz (f); [It.] dissonanza (f).


Table of musical translations


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, "Dance of the Youths and Maidens"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 18
Ives: 67th Psalm
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 46
Schoenberg: Suite for Piano, Op. 25, I
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 40

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