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cacophony

[kəkof′ənē] pl. cacophonies
Etymology: Gk, kakos + phone, voice
a harsh or discordant sound or a mixture of confused, different sounds. cacophonic, cacophonous, adj.
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In addition to the cacophonous sounds produced in the work, there are immensely sublime moments.
Content that makes it here has been sufficiently compelling to stand apart from the blogosphere's cacophonous chatter.
He invented a whole new prose and narrative style to capture the colorful, chaotic, and cacophonous reality of his homeland.
Watching blurred shapes fly past you in a disorientating, cacophonous whirl is something I can experience for the price of 14 pints of cider.
In an era when minimalism and restraint are so revered, thank heaven for Times Square which serves as a beacon of cacophonous vitality," said Kitty Hawks, who is one of the Design Times Square seven jurors who helped to select the properties in the contest.
Where cacophonous conversation shatters long-revered silence.
You were a calm voice in a cacophonous sea," she concluded, "and I know Drew Glennie [Mr.
Without Him, we are left defenceless against the World and all its destructive, cacophonous, unloving ways.
Then, the great cacophonous outbursts of the second half are pointed up all the more dramatically in contrast.
It is not so much concerned with "images" in an art-historical or "aesthetic" sense--Davis' telling contrast of the way sacred images are "displayed" in an austere Western museum setting, with their cacophonous and constantly wearing "use" in an Indian temple (pp.
Eastman's Aunt Phillis's Cabin and other anti-Tom novels, and Poe's "The Gold-Bug," thereby going a great distance toward reconstructing a complex antebellum literary field in which a cacophonous discussion about race and slavery was under way.
Steve Chapple's collection of twenty-five essays, some of which have previously appeared in Sports Afield and other outdoor magazines, are far too cacophonous and bloody-minded, far too funny and ironic, to win praise from all environmentalists.