Jarring, discordant sound; dissonance.
Heard a cacophony of horns during the traffic jam.
The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition, as for poetic effect.
Harsh, jarring sound; dissonance.
The definition of cacophony means sounds that are loud, and irritating and out of tune.
An example of cacophony is an untalented band warming up before a performance.
Origin of cacophony
From French cacophonie, from Ancient Greek κακοφωνία (kakophonia), from κακός (kakos, “bad”) + φωνή (phonē, “sound”).