Definition of cacophonous in English:


Syllabification: ca·coph·o·nous
Pronunciation: /kəˈkäfənəs


  • Involving or producing a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds: the cacophonous sound of slot machines
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    • Together, her many voices create for the reader a symphony, discordant thought not cacophonous, of her being.
    • He twists and turns in his efforts to get away from the cacophonous dissonance, and then untwists himself to get out of his sheets.
    • But the distortion is kept to a minimum as they reach for different tools to hit dizzying new heights, creating cacophonous peaks only to expertly let the moments implode into stark, hypnotic introspection.
    noisy, loud, ear-splitting, raucous, discordant, dissonant, jarring, grating, inharmonious, unmelodious, unmusical, tuneless

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