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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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Savana, the main park of Fort-de-France, and its adjacent streets, like the romantic Allee des Soupirs (Avenue of Sighs), the library, the bistro, and the bordel form a backdrop against which all kinds of characters - the gravedigger, the madam, the docker, the truant, the militant communist - and the cacophonous crowd play their roles with gusto.
His second novel, JR (1975), uses long stretches of cacophonous dialogue to depict what its author viewed as the greed, hypocrisy, and banality of the world of American business.
Put aside for a moment the cacophonous questions of blame-who's doing his part and who isn't-and listen to what we know about the kinds of lives that American children are inheriting.
You can look in on a cacophonous, sometimes quarrelsome, but fascinating avian neighborhood on a visit to the redwood grove at Marin County's Audubon Canyon Ranch, open weekends March through July 13.
Worldwide interest in the Asian derby, last played in the one-day format at the 2015 World Cup, dwarfs that of the Champions League final, but aside from Kohli's glorious strokeplay at the end of the Indian innings the excitement of a cacophonous capacity crowd at Edgbaston was not matched by a quality contest in the middle.
Each shambolic show dissolved into a cacophonous racket as the screaming rent-a-mob's inanities echoed round the public urinal-style set.
It's noisy, cacophonous, profane and unholy, and likely a really good time live .
Inspired in part by long-running experiments probing the evolution of bacteria, computational biologist Bob MacCallum and colleagues decided to see if pleasant music could evolve from a cacophonous mess when human listeners acted as the force of natural selection.
POST-punk outfit THE FALL are set for a single Dublin show on Thursday, when they'll bring their cacophonous genius to The Button Factory, during a brief Irish tour.
A miasma of digital effects and Nicolas Cage's deranged theatrics as Beelzebub's skull-headed messenger threaten to turn bemusement into a migraine, exacerbated by a growling, cacophonous score.
Indeed, the cacophonous Napoli fans, swirling wind and driving rain gave the whole occasion an almost apocalyptic feel.
The opening song is a little cacophonous and its diction indistinct, but in general the big numbers are suitably crisp and even.