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1. blare, blaring, cacophony, clamor, din

a loud harsh or strident noise

2. cacophony

loud confusing disagreeable sounds

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noun plural -nies
harsh discordant sound; dissonance
the use of unharmonious or dissonant speech sounds in language

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nounWord forms: plural caˈcophonies
harsh, jarring sound; dissonance

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n. pl. ca·coph·o·nies
1. Jarring, discordant sound; dissonance: heard a cacophony of horns during the traffic jam.
2. The use of harsh or discordant sounds in literary composition, as for poetic effect.

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