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cacophony


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cacophony  \Ca*coph"o*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Cacophonies}.  [Gr.  ?????????; 
  ?????  bad  +  ????  sound:  cf  F.  Cacophonie.] 
  1.  (Rhet.)  An  uncouth  or  disagreable  sound  of  words  owing  to 
  the  concurrence  of  harsh  letters  or  syllables. 
  ``Cacophonies  of  all  kinds.''  --Pope. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  A  combination  of  discordant  sounds. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  An  unhealthy  state  of  the  voice. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cacophony 
  n  1:  a  loud  harsh  or  strident  noise  [syn:  {blare},  {blaring},  {clamor}, 
  {din}] 
  2:  loud  confusing  disagreeable  sounds 




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