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  • n. Plural form of cacophony.


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  • Are we actually supposed to take sabbaticals to search through their turgid cacophonies for a melody?

    If tokenism is what it takes to get on, so be it | Barbara Ellen

  • Why, there are gibbering morons and jabbering blowhards, ersatz culture and artificial cacophonies, bleats of commerce and compulsations of advertisers!

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • In eighteenth-century England and Revolutionary France, the masks, indecent parodies, musical cacophonies and outlandish costumes of street festivals often provided a convenient cover for insurrectionary activities.

    Sunday, January 28, 2007

  • Important issues are often not heard or discussed because of these unpleasant cacophonies of cynicism and negativism.


  • Dizzying surges in the ears, biting smells, ringing cacophonies of elusive patterns, queasy perturbations of the inner organs -- a Trainee had to know how these might convey meaning.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • A maelstrom of noise surrounded him: persuasive, singsong arguments of merchants, loud cries of outrage from overcharged cus'tomers, background cacophonies from minstrels and flutists, even sporadic clangs of daggers against shields or gauntlets.

    Emperor of Ansalon

  • Colored lights and cacophonies whirled around Foyle.

    The Stars My Destination

  • They were regarded as hopeless lowbrows by Mackay and Bradley, who indulged in astringent chamber music and atonal cacophonies of which no one else could make head or tail, or indeed particularly desired to.

    The Sands of Mars

  • Out of the cacophonies of the place issued, sausage fashion, a half-million papers daily, holding up from hour to hour to the city the blurred mirrors of the newspaper columns alive with the almost humorous images of an unending calamity.

    Erik Dorn

  • His screams, his grunts, his discords, and harsh jarring cacophonies were an outrage to the very name of music.

    The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago


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