dissonant


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Synonyms for dissonant

Synonyms for dissonant

characterized by unpleasant discordance of sound

made up of parts or qualities that are disparate or otherwise markedly lacking in consistency

Synonyms for dissonant

characterized by musical dissonance

lacking in harmony

not in accord

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while Carroll's Wonderland 'affirms its dissonant dynamic of
Crawford quickly mastered the novel theory of "dissonant counterpoint" that
Michael Harper's more politically governed poem "Bandstand" begins with an image of music and gesture--"Monk's dissonant hat / willing every change of direction"--and closes with a union of family history and cultural heritage, while maintaining the dance imagery:
Even the simplest and shortest work in the collection, "Children's Dance," (which opens volume 1), shows the essential elements of the Skalkottas's piano style: a nontonal harmonic vocabulary shaped by dissonant chord progressions that support and enhance a prevailing interest in multiple lines of melodic movement.
While the earlier versions are cast away as unacceptable, the same evil lurks in current racial theories, though they are superficially less dissonant to contemporary ears.
Into this dissonant netherworld between reality and theory steps Myron Magnet, a member of Fortune's board of editors, a Manhattan Institute fellow, and a Dickens scholar.
There was no way for dissonant information to get through the door, making State Department brass look something like children who block out the world by covering their ears and humming loudly.
When his adoptive father dies and dissonant elements creeping into his paintings threaten his career, he is saved by the intervention of Grey, a Kiowa woman who brings him back to his Native American roots.
Atonality negates the primacy of a keynote or tonic; the notion of a scale built upon the tonic, to which certain of the twelve notes of the chromatic scale belong and to which others are foreign; the building of harmonic combinations exclusively in thirds; and the distinction between consonant and dissonant combinations, especially the need to resolve dissonances into consonances.
Mumford (University of Nottingham) frames irregular warfare against insurgent enemies as a key dynamic through which the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century special relationship between the US and UK fluctuated and allowed the two nations to pursue dissonant policies during counterinsurgency wars.
01446 738622 MUSIC Glass Caves Pontefract four-piece Glass Caves fuse agitated rhythms, yo-yoing guitars and dissonant keyboard sounds with vocals that splinter then soar through their songs.
RATTLE RATTLE HHHHDrum duo Katharine Eira Brown and Theresa Wrigley fleetingly pondered tethering guitars to their side-projectgone-wild, before clouting that idea on the head as determinedly as they pound their kits on the more dissonant parts of this accomplished debut album.
RATTLE RATTLE HHHH H DRUM duo Katharine Eira Brown and Theresa Wrigley fleetingly pondered tethering guitars to their side-projectgone-wild, before clouting that idea on the head as determinedly as they pound their kits on the more dissonant parts this accomplished album.
In previous editions of The Horn Call, Kibbe's works have been described as being dissonant and serious but well-constructed, and this one is consistent with these previous descriptions.