Definition of cacophony in English:


Line breaks: cac|oph¦ony
Pronunciation: /kəˈkɒf(ə)ni

noun (plural cacophonies)


mid 17th century: from French cacophonie, from Greek kakophōnia, from kakophōnos 'ill-sounding', from kakos 'bad' + phōnē 'sound'.

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