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Definition of "discord" []

  • Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things. (noun)
  • Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension. (noun)
  • A confused or harsh sound or mingling of sounds. (noun)
  • Music An inharmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones; a dissonance. (noun)
  • To fail to agree or harmonize; clash. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "discord" in a sentence
  • "Meiring on Monday said his decision to retire was prompted by what he labelled discord and distrust sparked by the leakage of the report."
  • "Meiring said his request was prompted by what he labelled discord and distrust sparked by the leakage of a Military"
  • "Let us consider her as a whole, who can only maintain herself by what we call the discord of the elements; that she exists by the continual dissolution and re-union of her parts; that from this springs the universal harmony; that from this the general stability has its birth."