dissonance

Disagreeable sounds can be called dissonance. You know it's dissonance if you have the strong desire to cover your ears with your hands.

Racket, noise, dissonance — all can describe sounds that are not pleasant. While some musicians purposely add a little dissonance into their melodies to create an unexpected sound, others, like someone who just started drum lessons, creates dissonance by accident. Dissonance can also be a conflict between people or opinions, like the dissonance you feel when you want to do something but your parents say "no."

Definitions of dissonance
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n disagreeable sounds

Antonyms:
harmony
an agreeable sound property
Types:
discord, discordance
a harsh mixture of sounds
disharmony, inharmoniousness
a lack of harmony
cacophony
loud confusing disagreeable sounds
Type of:
sound property
an attribute of sound

n the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience

Synonyms:
noise, racket
Type of:
auditory sensation, sound
the subjective sensation of hearing something

n a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters

Synonyms:
disagreement, dissension
Antonyms:
accord, agreement
harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
Types:
disunity
lack of unity (usually resulting from dissension)
divide
a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
Type of:
conflict
a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests

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