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From French cacophonie, from Ancient Greek κακοφωνία (kakophonia), from κακός (kakos, “bad”) + φωνή (phonē, “sound”).
French cacophonie from Greek kakophōniā from kakophōnos cacophonous cacophonous
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
A cacophony of bleats, chomping and scuffling of hooves drowned out her words.
Her thoughts were interrupted by a cacophony of squawks and wings beating against the chicken coop walls.
We were greeted by a cacophony of sound as we entered the road.
There are alarm clocks that project the time, speak the time, make animal noises, jump or fly around, create a cacophony of noise and even make the tea!
It's fine, fine material, taking off for the stratosphere and leaving a vapor trail of melodic cacophony in its wake.
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