What does cacophony mean?

cacophony meaning in General Dictionary

An uncouth or disagreable noise of terms because of the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables

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  • a loud harsh or strident noise
  • noisy confusing disagreeable noises
  • An uncouth or disagreable noise of terms, due to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables.
  • a variety of discordant noises.
  • An unhealthy condition of sound.

cacophony meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1650s, from Greek kakophonia, from kakophonos "harsh sounding," from kakos "bad, wicked" (see caco-) + phone "voice" (see fame (n.)). Associated: Cacophonous.


Sentence Examples with the word cacophony

Her thoughts were interrupted by a cacophony of squawks and wings beating against the chicken coop walls.

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