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Definition 1: having an unpleasant sound - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cacophonous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as cacophonous as a henyard

Synonyms for cacophonous in the sense of this definition

(cacophonous is similar to ...) like the cackles or squawks a hen makes especially after laying an egg

(cacophonous is similar to ...) like the sounds of frogs and crows

"a guttural voice" "acres of guttural frogs"

(cacophonous is similar to ...) unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

"a gravelly voice"

(cacophonous is similar to ...) deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion

"gruff voices" "the dog's gruff barking" "hoarse cries" "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"

(cacophonous is similar to ...) like the discordant ringing of nonmusical metallic objects striking together

"cowboys with jangling spurs"

(cacophonous is similar to ...) making or causing a harsh and irritating sound

"the jarring noise of the iron gate scraping on the sidewalk"

(cacophonous is similar to ...) unpleasantly loud and harsh

(cacophonous is similar to ...) resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree

"the tree split with a great ripping sound" "heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward"

(means also ...) full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds

"a noisy cafeteria" "a small noisy dog"

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