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 +"Who of us has not dreamed, on ambitious days, of the miracle of a [[Prose poetry|poetic prose]]: musical, without [[rhythm]] or [[rhyme]]; adaptable enough and [[Consonance and dissonance|discordant]] enough to conform to the lyrical movements of the soul, the waves of [[revery]], the jolts of consciousness?" --[[À Arsène Houssaye (Baudelaire)|À Arsène Houssaye]]" (1869) by Charles Baudelaire
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In [[music]], a '''consonance''' (Latin ''com-'', "with" + ''sonare'', "to sound") is a [[harmony]], [[Chord (music)|chord]], or [[interval (music)|interval]] considered stable, as opposed to a '''dissonance''' (Latin ''dis-'', "apart" + ''sonare'', "to sound") — considered unstable (or temporary, transitional). The strictest definition of consonance may be only those sounds which are pleasant, while the most general definition includes any sounds which are used freely. In [[music]], a '''consonance''' (Latin ''com-'', "with" + ''sonare'', "to sound") is a [[harmony]], [[Chord (music)|chord]], or [[interval (music)|interval]] considered stable, as opposed to a '''dissonance''' (Latin ''dis-'', "apart" + ''sonare'', "to sound") — considered unstable (or temporary, transitional). The strictest definition of consonance may be only those sounds which are pleasant, while the most general definition includes any sounds which are used freely.
==See also== ==See also==
 +*[[Cognitive dissonance]]
*[[Factor (chord)|Chord factor]] *[[Factor (chord)|Chord factor]]
*[[Disharmony]] *[[Disharmony]]

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"Who of us has not dreamed, on ambitious days, of the miracle of a poetic prose: musical, without rhythm or rhyme; adaptable enough and discordant enough to conform to the lyrical movements of the soul, the waves of revery, the jolts of consciousness?" --À Arsène Houssaye" (1869) by Charles Baudelaire

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In music, a consonance (Latin com-, "with" + sonare, "to sound") is a harmony, chord, or interval considered stable, as opposed to a dissonance (Latin dis-, "apart" + sonare, "to sound") — considered unstable (or temporary, transitional). The strictest definition of consonance may be only those sounds which are pleasant, while the most general definition includes any sounds which are used freely.

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