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synonyms for cacophonous

  • discordant
  • noisy
  • raucous
  • clinking
  • disharmonic
  • dissonant
  • grating
  • ill-sounding
  • immusical
  • inharmonious
  • jangly
  • jarring
  • sour
  • strident
  • unmusical
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antonyms for cacophonous

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How to use cacophonous in a sentence

A psychologist might describe the benefits of this cognitive specificity in terms of “flow,” the buzzword applied to activities that focus the attention on something immediate and tangible, to the exclusion of the cacophonous wider world.
IN LONDON, LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARDHENRY WISMAYERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It is a cacophonous soundscape that had changed little in tens of thousands of years.
UNDERWATER NOISE POLLUTION IS DISRUPTING OCEAN LIFE—BUT WE CAN FIX ITARYN BAKERFEBRUARY 5, 2021TIME
Others have no doubt quite sincerely refused to perform any music that sounded cacophonous to them.
MUSICAL PORTRAITSPAUL ROSENFELD
Yet again, he talks vaguely of the intricate polyphony of a cosmic orchestra, cacophonous to our dull ears.
A BOOK OF PREFACESH. L. MENCKEN
And to even that remnant of music--their few jumbled cacophonous melodies--they clung with a devotion almost phenomenal.
SABBATH IN PURITAN NEW ENGLANDALICE MORSE EARLE
In Orocué they always began their cacophonous serenade at nightfall, and kept it up uninterruptedly until the following morning.
UP THE ORINOCO AND DOWN THE MAGDALENAH. J. MOZANS
She had a black eye which the cacophonous fiend had probably given her, and she grinned like a happy child of nature.
THE MORALS OF MARCUS ORDEYNEWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Through the halls resounded the cacophonous clangour of a cracked gong announcing dinner.
THE DAY OF DAYSLOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
Mr. Landon Ronald expressed sympathy with musicians who were handicapped by cacophonous or undignified names.
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WORDS RELATED TO CACOPHONOUS

  • antagonistic
  • antipathetic
  • at odds
  • cacophonous
  • clashing
  • contradictory
  • contrarient
  • contrary
  • different
  • disagreeing
  • discrepant
  • dissonant
  • divergent
  • grating
  • harsh
  • incompatible
  • incongruous
  • inconsistent
  • inconsonant
  • inharmonious
  • jarring
  • on a sour note
  • opposite
  • quarreling
  • strident
  • uncongenial
  • unharmonious
  • unmelodious
  • unmixable
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