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.