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 like an old battlefield, once cacophonous with the clash of steel, the roar of cannon, the screams of wounded and dying men — Brian Moore

cacophonously

adverb

Examples of cacophonous in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of cacophonous

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



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