Cacophonies
Cacophony Ca*coph"o*ny, n.; pl. {Cacophonies}. [Gr. ?????????; kako`s bad + ???? sound: cf. F. Cacophonie.] 1. (Rhet.) An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables. ``Cacophonies of all kinds.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) A combination of discordant sounds. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) An unhealthy state of the voice. [1913 Webster] ||


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