When there is a lot of noise that is unpleasant, it's called a cacophony. A cacophony can be anything from a group of people yelling angrily to a swarm of bees flying around.

  • The cacophony of the waves crashing against the shore was overwhelming.

Definition of cacophony


a loud harsh or strident noise


blare, blaring, clamor, din


loud confusing disagreeable sounds

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Example Sentences for cacophony

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    There is no mention of cacophony.

  • 2

    Cacophony is the demonstration of unpleasant music.

  • 3

    'Cacophony' is the demonstration of unpleasant phonaesthetics.

  • 4

    The cacophony clearly annoyed North.

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    This makes for a peculiar cacophony of interconnected characters.

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    I really thought cacophony was the operative word.

  • 7

    Jason Becker of Cacophony fame could be also added.

  • 8

    Insects, frogs, and birds call together in a cacophony of sound.

  • 9

    It can be a cacophony of noise around a large roosting colony.

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    A cacophony of outrage should rise from every quarter.