[ kuh-kof-uh-nee ]
Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
from French cacophonie, from Greek kakophōnia, from kakophōnos ‘ill-sounding’, from kakos ‘bad’ + phōnē ‘sound’
nouna harsh discordant mixture of sounds
nounThe cacophony produced by city traffic at midday gave me a headache.
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