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having a harsh or discordant sound.
Contemporary Examples

American Dreams: The Essential Book of 2012 Nathaniel Rich December 27, 2012
Matthew McConaughey’s God Moment William O’Connor March 2, 2014

Historical Examples

Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 1, 1914 Various
The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
The Day of Days Louis Joseph Vance
A Book of Prefaces H. L. Mencken
Up the Orinoco and down the Magdalena H. J. Mozans

jarring in sound; discordant; harsh


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