cacophony


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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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