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ca·coph·o·nous

 (kə-kŏf′ə-nəs)
adj.
Having a harsh, unpleasant sound; discordant.

[From Greek kakophōnos : kakos, bad; see kakka- in Indo-European roots + phōnē, sound; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·coph′o·nous·ly adv.

cacophonous

(kəˈkɒfənəs) ,

cacophonic

,

cacophonical

or

cacophonious

adj
jarring in sound; discordant; harsh
caˈcophonously, ˌcacoˈphonically adv

ca•coph•o•nous

(kəˈkɒf ə nəs)

adj.
having a harsh or discordant sound.
[1790–1800; < Greek]
ca•coph′o•nous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten
noisy - full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds; "a noisy cafeteria"; "a small noisy dog"
euphonious, euphonous - having a pleasant sound; "a euphonious trill of silver laughter"

cacophonous

adjective discordant, harsh, jarring, grating, raucous, strident, dissonant, inharmonious screaming guitars and cacophonous vocals

cacophonous

or cacophonic
or cacophonical
adjective
Characterized by unpleasant discordance of sound:
Translations

cacophonous

[kəˈkɒfənəs] ADJcacofónico

cacophonous

[kəˈkɒfənəs] adj (= discordant) → cacophonique

cacophonous

adjmisstönend, kakophon (geh)

cacophonous

[kəˈkɒfənəs] adj (frm) → cacofonico/a
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The instrument was played almost continuously throughout by a jazz pianist (Jens Thomas)--acoustically offering a radically different spin on the standard "Othello music" of Shakespeare's play--sometimes in counterpoint, sometimes underscoring, sometimes (like the accompanist in silent cinema) sympathetically interpreting or cacophonically mocking the action on stage.