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cacophony | cacophonic | cacophonous

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a mixture of loud, unpleasant sounds
  • How to Memorize
    • cacophony - noise
  • Analysis

    The word ‘cacophony’ is used to express loud, confusing, and disagreeable sounds. It can come from a chaotic mixture of different things, or the repetitive drone of similar things, such as car horns. It is in many ways the opposite of ‘symphony’.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsracket, commotion, disturbance,
    Antonymstranquilmelodic, harmonious,
  • Example(s)
    1. The motorway was jammed this morning as I went to work. All around I could hear a cacophony of car horns.

    2. Construction work went on outside my window every day last week. It was a cacophonic nightmare!

    3. I thought the band were awful. To me, the whole concert was just a cacophonous mess.