discord
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈdɪskɔɹd/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdɪskɔːd/
Noun

discord

  1. Lack of concord, agreement or harmony.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Proverbs 6:19 ↗:
      A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
    • Peace to arise out of universal discord fomented in all parts of the empire.
  2. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
  3. (music) An inharmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones; a dissonance.
  4. Any harsh noise, or confused mingling of sounds.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      For a discord itself is but a harshness of divers sounds meeting.
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  • (GA) IPA: /dɪsˈkɔɹd/
  • (RP) IPA: /dɪsˈkɔːd/
Verb

discord (discords, present participle discording; past and past participle discorded)

  1. (intransitive, archaic) To disagree; to fail to agree or harmonize; clash.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      the one discording with the other



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