n. pl. ca·coph·o·nies
1. Jarring, discordant sound; dissonance: heard a cacophony of horns during the traffic jam.
2. The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition, as for poetic effect.
[French cacophonie, from Greek kakophōniā, from kakophōnos, cacophonous; see CACOPHONOUS.]
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