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Involving or producing a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds:‘the cacophonous sound of slot machines’
loud, noisy, ear-splitting, blaring, booming, thunderous, deafeningraucous, discordant, dissonant, inharmonious, unmelodious, unmusical, tuneless, harsh, strident, screeching, screechy, grating, jarring, janglinghorrisonant, absonantView synonyms
- ‘Energy, however, unless properly channeled, formally controlled and orchestrated, can end up as pandemonium - a lot of senseless rushing around and a merciless, cacophonous din.’
- ‘Together, her many voices create for the reader a symphony, discordant thought not cacophonous, of her being.’
- ‘Our past has become the cacophonous cathedral of the American conversation, while our once-ranging future has shrunk into a snug and warm place, as cozy and shag carpeted as a suburban den.’
- ‘He twists and turns in his efforts to get away from the cacophonous dissonance, and then untwists himself to get out of his sheets.’
- ‘But the distortion is kept to a minimum as they reach for different tools to hit dizzying new heights, creating cacophonous peaks only to expertly let the moments implode into stark, hypnotic introspection.’
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