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1. harshness in the sounds of words or phrases.

2. a mixture of loud and unpleasant sounds

3. a harsh mixture of sounds.

Part of Speech (POS)



Cacophony Is a Noisey Word. Words that descend from the Greek word phōnē are making noise in English. … Cacophony comes from a joining of the Greek prefix kak-, meaning “bad,” with phōnē, so it essentially means “bad sound.”

– Merriam-Webster

I’ll use it in a sentence:

● Zachary was awakened by the loud firetruck sirens and the cacophony of his neighbors barking dogs.

● Jessie’s mom, rarely volunteers to assist teachers and students, on field trips at the zoo, because she hates the cacophony of manure smells. 

● The disorderly, ear-splitting musical arrangements, performed by the band members, with their different instruments, created a cacophony of noise.

● Because of the cacophony, from all the cars, buses, trains, and airplanes; Tameka prefers to live out in the country, rather than in the city.

Next, on a sheet of paper or in the comment section below, write a few sentences, using the word: cacophony.

Tip: Use the word during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word, by consistently incorporating it in your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word. Figuratively speaking, you’ll own the word.

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