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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Definitions for cacophonous

  1. having a harsh or discordant sound.

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Citations for cacophonous
The teacher with the wife taught Standard Four math and the new teacher taught Standard Five Afrikaans. One day the husband noticed that the new teacher's class was cacophonous, more cacophonous than usual. Peter Orner, The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, 2006
It seemed the only bit of sanity in the wild cacophonous night, and she clutched its arms. Anna Quindlen, Blessings, 2002
Origin of cacophonous
1790-1800
Cacophonous comes from the Greek word kakóphōnos meaning "bad sounding."
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