how to pronounce dissonance


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The above transcription of dissonance is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

dissonance is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of dissonance in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… incongruity or dissonance between that …”

meanings of dissonance


  1. A harsh, discordant combination of sounds.
  2. Conflicting notes that are not overtones of the note or chord sounding.
  3. A state of disagreement or conflict.

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