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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cacophony mean? 

  The noun CACOPHONY has 2 senses:

1. a loud harsh or strident noise
2. loud confusing disagreeable sounds

  Familiarity information: CACOPHONY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A loud harsh or strident noise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


blare; blaring; cacophony; clamor; din

Hypernyms ("cacophony" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))

Sense 2cacophony [BACK TO TOP]


Loud confusing disagreeable sounds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("cacophony" is a kind of...):

dissonance (disagreeable sounds)

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