Definitions

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  • adj. discordant
  • adj. unmusical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Harsh-sounding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as cacophonous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having an unpleasant sound

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek κακός (kakos, "bad") + φωνή (phonē, "voice").

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