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cacophony

Syllabification: ca·coph·o·ny
Pronunciation: /kəˈkäfənē
 
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Definition of cacophony in English:

noun (plural cacophonies)

A harsh, discordant mixture of sounds: a cacophony of deafening alarm bells figurative a cacophony of architectural styles songs of unrelieved cacophony
More example sentences
  • The woods became alive with sound, a great cacophony of noises rising as the two beings fought.
  • Whereas before, it was a discordant cacophony of voices, now there is a clear message being communicated by one side to the other.
  • Birds form a group and create a cacophony of sound to ward off the attacks.
Synonyms
din, racket, noise, clamor, discord, dissonance, discordance, uproar

Origin

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

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