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.
din, racket, noise, clamor, discord, dissonance, discordance, uproar
Mid 17th century: from French cacophonie, from Greek kakophōnia, from kakophōnos 'ill-sounding', from kakos 'bad' + phōnē 'sound'.
Words that rhyme with cacophonyhomophony, theophany, Zoffany
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