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Word of the Day – Cacophony

By March 12, 2016Word of the Day

Cacophony (noun)


A harsh, unmelodic clash of sounds.

For a word that describes an unpleasant sound, it’s very beautiful. From Greek kakos (bad) and phono (sound)

Example sentences

“The cacophony when the children’s orchestra is playing drowns out the entire playground.”

“And suddenly there was a cacophony of deafening alarm bells and they knew they were done for.”

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