Overview

dissonance


Related Overviews

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Harshness of sound and/or rhythm, either inadvertent or deliberate. The term is nearly equivalent to cacophony, but tends to denote a lack of harmony between sounds rather than the harshness of a particular sound in isolation. Browning, Hopkins, and many other poets have made deliberate use of dissonance. Adjective: dissonant.

Subjects: Literature.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.