Discordant

Definition of Discordant

Dis`cord´ant
a.1.Disagreeing; incongruous; being at variance; clashing; opposing; not harmonious.
The discordant elements out of which the emperor had compounded his realm did not coalesce.
- Motley.
2.(Mus.) Dissonant; not in harmony or musical concord; harsh; jarring; as, discordant notes or sounds.
For still their music seemed to start
Discordant echoes in each heart.
- Longfellow.
3.(Geol.) Said of strata which lack conformity in direction of bedding, either as in unconformability, or as caused by a fault.

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