Definition of Cacophonous

1. Adjective. Having an unpleasant sound. "As cacophonous as a henyard"




Definition of Cacophonous

1. Adjective. Containing, consisting of or producing harsh, unpleasant or discordant sounds ¹

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Definition of Cacophonous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cacophonous

cacomixle
cacomixles
cacomixls
caconym
caconymies
caconyms
caconymy
cacoon
cacoons
cacophemism
cacophemisms
cacophobia
cacophonic
cacophonies
cacophonophilia
cacophonous (current term)
cacophonously
cacophony
cacoplastic
cacosmia
cacosyntheton
cacotechnies
cacotechny
cacothymia
cacothymias
cacoxene
cacoxenite
cacozelia
cactaceous
cacti

Literary usage of Cacophonous

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1. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1850)
"is, that ours is " bald and cacophonous," and " neither good enough nor bad enough." We are glad that we had finally sent our review of Mr. Poole to the ..."

2. A Study of Lapses by Henry Heath Bawden (1900)
"TABLE I. List of cacophonous Juxtapositions in the Pronunciation or Writing of which Errors were Made.1 In Pronunciation. Nova Scotian coal fields ..."

3. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1906)
"... he would have written, not indeed an incorrect line, but a cacophonous one (einen ... Aischylos and Sophokles now and then have cacophonous ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
""cacophonous" is rare, learned, or pedantic. 2. See LAUGH, BABBLE, CHATTER. cadet, n. son (contextual), chevalier (hist. ..."

5. Wagner and His Works: The Story of His Life, with Critical Comments by Henry Theophilus Finck (1893)
"... who persist in decrying Wagner's later works as "unintelligible and cacophonous," while admitting that they like the earlier ones — ignorant of the fact ..."

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