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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cacophonic mean? 

CACOPHONIC (adjective)
  The adjective CACOPHONIC has 1 sense:

1. having an unpleasant sound

  Familiarity information: CACOPHONIC used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CACOPHONIC (adjective)

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Having an unpleasant sound


cacophonic; cacophonous

Context example:

as cacophonous as a henyard


cackly; squawky (like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg)

rending; ripping; splitting (resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree)

raucous; strident (unpleasantly loud and harsh)

piercing (loud and sharp)

jarring (making or causing a harsh and irritating sound)

jangling; jangly (like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together)

gruff; hoarse; husky (deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion)

grating; gravel; gravelly; rasping; raspy; rough; scratchy (unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound)

croaking; croaky; guttural (like the sounds of frogs and crows)


noisy (full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds)

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