cacophonous

[ kuh-kof-uh-nuhs ]
/ kəˈkɒf ə nəs /

adjective

having a harsh or discordant sound.

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Origin of cacophonous

From the Greek word kakóphōnos, dating back to 1790–1800. See caco-, -phone, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM cacophonous

ca·coph·o·nous·ly, adverbun·ca·coph·o·nous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cacophonous

cacophonous

cacophonic (ˌkækəˈfɒnɪk)

/ (kəˈkɒfənəs) /

adjective

jarring in sound; discordant; harsh

Derived forms of cacophonous

cacophonously or cacophonically, adverb
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