cacophony


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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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Yet all are geared to the same end: a cacophony of violence and viciousness.
Indeed, it would be another decade before this dreary cacophony would start to subside and Truman would begin his rise into the pantheon of illustrious presidents.
After much discourse and political cacophony, the Swiss parliament in Berne has voted overwhelmingly in favour of bilateral treaties with the EU.
But the cacophony of mainstream discourse in the antebellum era, which has been well-demonstrated by such historians as Charles Sellers and Edward Pessen, must have influenced the black women's rhetorical decisions in many ways.
At the same time, we can gratefully acknowledge what a sensitive listener to those voices can achieve in making the cacophony comprehensible to twentieth-century ears.
One of my favorite things to do in Britain is to have breakfast in the tourista hotels and hear the cacophony of dropped coffee cups as unsuspecting American visitors turn to the topless "Page Three Lovely" holding a lamp--"A-Pair-ently dee-Light-full.
Listen to the voices of the meadows," says the sign at one stop, where you hear the pleasant cacophony of mountain chickadees, bluebirds, towhees, and other birds.
Gasping for breath, you roll over the top to hear a cacophony of clanking from a strange, otherworldly machine.
This prestigious event is your chance to show how you've successfully transformed the typical cacophony of business information to clarity - whether with the use of newsletters and audiovisual presentations to crisis campaigns and Web copy.
Their spring tour will see them perform tracks from their first five albums - Life In A Day, Real To Real Cacophony, Empires And Dance, Sons And Fascination/ Sister Feelings Call and New Gold Dream.
King of the Jungle winner) - who will soon be seen in a more serious light in Discovery Channel's new autumn series Alone in the Wild - will be accompanied here by his hapless sidekick Raynard in a series of gags performed with "a cacophony of props" at his usual breakneck speed.
They're bringing their latest show, Cacophony, to Birmingham's Alexandra Theatre next week.