cacophony cacophony  /kæ ˈkɑ fə ni/

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  1. The cacophony of the blowing of horns at the traffic lights left the old man bewildered.
  2. Cacophony at a rock concert does nothing to help sell albums or to build a fan base.
  3. The so-called debate on the television was only a cacophony of politicians calling each other names.

News

  1. Peaceful protest

    A cacophony of car horns blaring and people chanting rose from the street corner by the Tom Green County Courthouse.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times

  2. Ride the Rockies 2013 continues to sizzle with Satan’s Highway (Day Two: RTR 1, Joe 1)

    The chorus / cacophony of zippers builds from a trickle at 5 a.m. to a swell by 6, as Ride the Rockies riders staying in tent city pack up for the next day on the road.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. MSU Community Music School hosts event for children with disabilities

    A cacophony of drums, synthesizers and auto-tuned voices echoed throughout corridors of the MSU Community Music School, 4930 S. Hagadorn Road, as youngsters of all ages came together for the Eric “RicStar” Winter Music Therapy Camp. As the programs enters its 11th year, Cindy Edgerton, the camp’s director, said the program has experienced exceptional growth, from 46 campers in 2003 to an all ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The State News

Quotes

  1. "There are, admittedly, many people who worry about potential discord or cacophony between the two powers of the alliance," Roh told reporters.
    on Jun 11, 2005 By: President Roh Source: Washington Post

  2. "If you put a group of people in a room and said to them OK, what are we going to do about taxes or about abortion or about health care, you are going to get a cacophony of voices," Daschle said. "That's the noise of democracy."
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Tom Daschle Source: Ashland City Times

  3. "There are two teams," explains guitarist Billy Jenkins, who came up with the idea. "One plays for one side, one for the other. Whoever has the ball plays the music. Crunching tackles become a glorious cacophony, a defender chasing a runaway...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Billy Jenkins Source: National

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