Cacophony

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

Pronunciation: [ kuh-kof-uh-nee ]

Definition: noun

a harsh discordant mixture of sounds.

Origin: Mid 17th Century; Greek


Etymology: from French cacophonie, from Greek kakophōnia, from kakophōnos ‘ill-sounding’, from kakos ‘bad’ + phōnē ‘sound’


Usage:



Synonyms:

  • din

  • racket

  • noise

  • discord

  • dissonance

  • discordance

  • caterwauling

  • screeching

  • jarring

  • grating

  • rasping

Example: The cacophony produced by city traffic at midday gave me a headache.

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