Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "disharmony" [dis•har•mo•ny]

  • Lack of harmony; discord. (noun)
  • Something not in accord; a conflict: "the disharmonies that assail the most fortunate of mortals” ( Peter Gay). (noun)
  • A combination of sounds considered dissonant or unpleasant. (noun)

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 "disharmony" in a sentence
  • "But disharmony is the very reason why a centre for harmonizing is necessary."
  • "In fact, the "dirty little secret" that he perceives - the "disharmony" - apparently doesn't exist in the first place."
  • "143 Additionally, the brief discounted the suggestion that the marital rape exemption itself promotes domestic harmony and reconciliation, stating, "Marital disharmony is created by the sexual violence, not by a subsequent criminal prosecution.""