What does cacophony mean?

Definitions for cacophonykəˈkɒf ə ni

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cacophony.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blare, blaring, cacophony, clamor, din(noun)

    a loud harsh or strident noise

  2. cacophony(noun)

    loud confusing disagreeable sounds


  1. cacophony(Noun)

    A mix of discordant sounds; dissonance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cacophony(noun)

    an uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables

  2. Cacophony(noun)

    a combination of discordant sounds

  3. Cacophony(noun)

    an unhealthy state of the voice

  4. Origin: [Gr. ; kako`s bad + sound: cf. F. Cacophonie.]


  1. Cacophony

    Cacophony was an American heavy metal band formed in 1986 by guitarists Marty Friedman and Jason Becker. They remained active until 1989, after which both guitarists would go on to forge their own solo careers and join other bands.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cacophony

    ka-kof′ō-ni, n. a disagreeable sound: discord of sounds.—adjs. Cacoph′onous, Cacophon′ic, -al, Cacophō′nious, harsh-sounding. [Gr. kakos, bad, phōnē, sound.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cacophony in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cacophony in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janet Mills:

    All patients have the right to receive medical services free of 'the cacophony of political protests,' in the words of the United States Supreme Court, while protesters have every right to say anything they want in a public area in the vicinity of a medical facility, they are not permitted to disrupt another citizen's healthcare services.

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