a. Lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things. See Synonyms at conflict.
b. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
2. A confused or harsh sound or mingling of sounds.
3. Music An inharmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones; a dissonance.
intr.v. (dĭ-skôrd, dĭskôrd′) dis·cord·ed, dis·cord·ing, dis·cords
To fail to agree or harmonize; clash.
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