from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a harsh, unpleasant sound; discordant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Containing, consisting of, or producing harsh, unpleasant or discordant sounds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sounding harshly; ill-sounding; discordant: opposed to euphonious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having an unpleasant sound
From Greek kakophōnos : kakos, bad; see kakka- in Indo-European roots + phōnē, sound; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κακός (kakos, "bad") + φωνή (phonē, "voice"). (Wiktionary)