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cacophonous

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adjective ca·coph·o·nous \ka-ˈkä-fə-nəs, -ˈkȯ- also -ˈka-\

Definition of cacophonous

  1. :  marked by cacophony :  harsh-sounding

ca·coph·o·nous·ly adverb


Examples of cacophonous

  1. <the cacophonous chaos on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange>



Origin of cacophonous

Greek kakophōnos, from kak- + phōnē voice, sound — more at ban


First Known Use: 1797

Rhymes with cacophonous


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