Dis"so*nant (?), a. [L. dissonans, -antis, p. pr. of dissonare to disagree in sound, be discordant; dis- + sonare to sound: cf. F. dissonant. See Sonant.]

1.

Sounding harshly; discordant; unharmonious.

With clamor of voices dissonant and loud. Longfellow.

2.

Disagreeing; incongruous; discrep, -- with from or to.

"Anything dissonant to truth."

South.

What can be dissonant from reason and nature than that a man, naturally inclined to clemency, should show himself unkind and inhuman? Hakewill.

 

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