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Cacophony   Listen
noun
Cacophony  n.  (pl. cacophonies)  
1.
(Rhet.) An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables. "Cacophonies of all kinds."
2.
(Mus.) A combination of discordant sounds.
3.
(Med.) An unhealthy state of the voice.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Cacophony" Quotes from Famous Books



... make an enemy, and an injury may make a friend Affectation of business Applauded often, without approving At the first impulse of passion, be silent till you can be soft Avoid cacophony, and, what is very near as bad, monotony Be silent till you can be soft Being intelligible is now no longer the fashion Better refuse a favor gracefully, than to grant it clumsily Business must be well, not affectedly dressed ...
— Widger's Quotations from Chesterfield's Letters to his Son • David Widger



Words linked to "Cacophony" :   blare, clamor, cacophonous, noise, din, dissonance



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