Complete Definition of "cacophony"

was wotd|2006|May|24
English

Etymology
From F. term|cacophonie|langfr, from Gr. term|scGrek|κακοφωνία|trkakofonia|langel, from term|scGrek|κακός|trkakos||bad|langel + term|scGrek|φωνή|trphone||voice|langel.

Pronunciation
a|UK IPA|/kəˈkɒfəni/
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Noun
en-noun|cacophon|ies

  1. A mix of discordant sounds; dissonance.

#* 1921-1922, w:H. P. Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft, s:Herbert West: Reanimator|Herbert West: Reanimator,
#*: Not more unutterable could have been the chaos of hellish sound if the pit itself had opened to release the agony of the damned, for in one inconceivable cacophony was centered all the supernal terror and unnatural despair of animate nature.

Antonyms
euphony
harmony

Translations
trans-top|mix of discordant sounds; dissonance
Finnish: t|fi|kakofonia
French: t|fr|cacophonie|f
German: t|de|Kakophonie|f, t|de|Kakofonie|f
Greek: t|el|κακοφωνία|tr=kakofonia|f
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Japanese: t|ja|不協和音 (t|ja|ふきょうわおん|tr=hukyou waon)
Spanish: t|es|cacofonía|f
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Related terms
cacophonous
dissonance
harmony

Category:Sound

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