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ca·coph·o·ny

 (kə-kŏf′ə-nē)
n. pl. ca·coph·o·nies
1. Jarring, discordant sound; dissonance: heard a cacophony of horns during the traffic jam.
2. The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition, as for poetic effect.

[French cacophonie, from Greek kakophōniā, from kakophōnos, cacophonous; see cacophonous.]

cacophony

(kəˈkɒfənɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. harsh discordant sound; dissonance
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) the use of unharmonious or dissonant speech sounds in language

ca•coph•o•ny

(kəˈkɒf ə ni)

n., pl. -nies.
1. harsh discordance of sound; dissonance.
2. a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek]
cac•o•phon•ic (ˌkæk əˈfɒn ɪk) adj.

cacophony

1. a harshness of sound.
2. discordant noise. — cacophonic, cacophonous, adj.
See also: Sound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cacophony - a loud harsh or strident noisecacophony - a loud harsh or strident noise  
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.cacophony - loud confusing disagreeable sounds
dissonance - disagreeable sounds

cacophony

noun discord, racket, din, dissonance, disharmony, stridency The whole place erupted in a cacophony of sound.
Translations
kakofonia
ふきょうわおん不協和音
kakofonie
cacófatocacofonia

cacophony

[kæˈkɒfənɪ] Ncacofonía f

cacophony

[kəˈkɒfəni] n [voices, sound] → cacophonie f

cacophony

nKakophonie f (geh), → Missklang m

cacophony

[kəˈkɒfənɪ] n (frm) → cacofonia
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The two come together in one of the most excruciating architectural cacophonies contrived in history, and no more perfect instance can be found of the culture clash of the nineteenth century.