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cacophony

ca·coph·o·ny

cacophony

 
pronunciation:
k ka f ni
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part of speech: noun
inflections: cacophonies
definition 1: a mixture of discordant and usually unpleasant sounds.
Closing the window did little to mute the cacophony produced by the drilling of a jackhammer and the honking of horns in the street.The orchestra produced a cacophony as the players tuned their instruments.
similar words:
din, noise
definition 2: in literary or musical composition, a discordant or unharmonious combination of sounds used for special effect.
antonyms:
consonance, euphony, harmony
derivation: cacophonous (adj.)