Cacophony Definition

kə-kŏfə-nē
cacophonies
noun
cacophonies
Harsh, jarring sound; dissonance.
Webster's New World
The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition, as for poetic effect.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Cacophony

Noun

Singular:
cacophony
Plural:
cacophonies

Origin of Cacophony

  • From French cacophonie, from Ancient Greek κακοφωνία (kakophonia), from κακός (kakos, “bad”) + φωνή (phonē, “sound”).

    From Wiktionary

  • French cacophonie from Greek kakophōniā from kakophōnos cacophonous cacophonous

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

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