Cacophonous definition

kə-kŏfə-nəs
The definition of cacophonus is having a harsh or annoying sound.

An example of cacophonus is a shrill shrieking that will not stop.

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Containing, consisting of, or producing harsh, unpleasant or discordant sounds.
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Having a harsh, unpleasant sound; discordant.
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Origin of cacophonous

  • From Greek kakophōnos kakos bad kakka- in Indo-European roots phōnē sound bhā-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek κακός (kakos, “bad") + φωνή (phonÄ“, “voice").

    From Wiktionary