Dissonance (22 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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


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

Editors. "Dissonance". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=286, accessed 27 October 2016.]