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A harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.‘a cacophony of deafening alarm bells’figurative ‘a cacophony of architectural styles’‘songs of unrelieved cacophony’
din, racket, noise, discord, dissonance, discordance, caterwauling, raucousness, screeching, jarring, stridency, grating, raspingView synonyms
- ‘Outlined in the speech was a cacophony of putative legislation - it's going to be a packed parliamentary session.’
- ‘This leaves the orchestra without a conductor, and a musical cacophony verging on dissonance.’
- ‘The resultant cacophony afforded the proprietor his first opportunity to speak.’
- ‘At home, at work and in the street the cacophony never ceases.’
- ‘The spirit of togetherness, of giving, of peace and goodwill overcomes the commercial cacophony.’
- ‘The woods became alive with sound, a great cacophony of noises rising as the two beings fought.’
- ‘Thunder rumbled and wind let out in a cacophony of screeches.’
- ‘When she did the right side there was a cacophony of cracks that sounded like fireworks going off.’
- ‘A cacophony of rhythms and sounds stream through the studio walls and flood the air.’
- ‘Whereas before, it was a discordant cacophony of voices, now there is a clear message being communicated by one side to the other.’
- ‘The mind instantly converts an innocent remark into a cacophony of suggestive possibilities.’
- ‘It was every bit as delicious as it sounds, a cacophony of flavours in which the oysters still managed to hold their own.’
- ‘The result is a cacophony, and nobody is the wiser about what is happening or is likely to happen to the economy.’
- ‘The carnival parade was a blast of colour and a cacophony of sound.’
- ‘Buddy is both daunted and enraptured by the cacophony of sights and sounds of the big city.’
- ‘At the initial stage, there is bound to be a glut of representation resulting in a cacophony of rhetoric.’
- ‘The constant sound of Calcutta is the cacophony of horns and the descant of millions of crows.’
- ‘Birds form a group and create a cacophony of sound to ward off the attacks.’
- ‘This cacophony will not espouse one Political agenda, one religion, or one culture.’
- ‘Reality is a thunderous cacophony of millions of impressions surging in on us at every moment.’
Mid 17th century: from French cacophonie, from Greek kakophōnia, from kakophōnos ill-sounding from kakos bad + phōnē sound.
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