An example of cacophonus is a shrill shrieking that will not stop.
Origin of cacophonousFrom Greek kakophōnos kakos bad ; see kakka- in Indo-European roots. phōnē sound ; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more cacophonous, superlative most cacophonous)
From Ancient Greek ÎºÎ±ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (kakos, “bad") + Ï†Ï‰Î½Î® (phonÄ“, “voice").