Mismatch vs Dissonance - What's the difference?

mismatch | dissonance |


As nouns the difference between mismatch and dissonance

is that mismatch is something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable while dissonance is a harsh, discordant combination of sounds.

As a verb mismatch

is to match unsuitably; to fail to match.

mismatch

English

Etymology 1

Verb

(es)
  • To match unsuitably; to fail to match
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=After all the trepidation born of Holland's toils home and away against these opponents in qualification for Euro 2012, and the pockmarked nature of the pitch, this was exposed as a mismatch from the opening exchanges. }}

    dissonance

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a harsh, discordant combination of sounds
  • (music) conflicting notes that are not overtones of the note or chord sounding
  • a state of disagreement or conflict
  • Derived terms

    * dissonant * cognitive dissonance

    See also

    * assonance