Cacophony - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəˈkɑːfəni|  American pronunciation of the word cacophony
Brit.  |kəˈkɒf(ə)ni|  British pronunciation of the word cacophony


- a loud harsh or strident noise (syn: blare, blaring, clamor, din)
- loud confusing disagreeable sounds


The sounds of barking dogs and sirens added to the cacophony on the streets.

...the cacophony of a pet store full of animals...

Shell casings littered the highway, where a cacophony of car alarms and sobbing rent the winter air.

It used to be that men “conquered” mountains in a cacophony of gratuitous chest-thumping.

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