Dissonance (22 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

The use of discordant sounds either to create an unpleasant effect or to create an interesting variation from what is rhythmically expected.

Citation:
Editors. "Dissonance". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=286, accessed 10 December 2016.]