cacophony definition

  • noun:
    • Jarring, discordant sound; dissonance: heard a cacophony of horns during traffic jam.
    • using harsh or discordant noises in literary structure, as for poetic impact.
    • A mix of discordant sounds; dissonance.
    • An uncouth or disagreeable noise of words, due to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables.
    • a mix of discordant sounds.
    • An unhealthy state of vocals.
    • a mix of discordant noises; especially, in rhetoric, a faulty choice or arrangement of words, producing inharmonious or discordant combinations of sounds, or too great frequency of these combinations as are regarding reason unpleasant on ear; additionally, the uncouth or disagreeable noise so produced: the exact opposite of euphony.
    • In pathology, a depraved voice; an altered state for the sound.
    • a loud harsh or strident sound
    • loud perplexing disagreeable sounds

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