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cacophonous

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

Definition of CACOPHONOUS

:  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

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with CACOPHONOUS

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