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Meaning of CACOPHONY

Pronunciation:  ku'kâfunee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  loud confusing disagreeable sounds
  2. [n]  a loud harsh or strident noise
 

CACOPHONY is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: blare, blaring, clamor, din
 
 See Also: dissonance, noise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ca*coph"o*ny\, n.; pl. {Cacophonies}. [Gr. ?????????;
????? bad + ???? sound: cf. F. Cacophonie.]
1. (Rhet.) An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to
   the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables.
   ``Cacophonies of all kinds.'' --Pope.

2. (Mus.) A combination of discordant sounds.

3. (Med.) An unhealthy state of the voice.

 
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