Definition of cacophony :
1. A combination of discordant sounds.
2. An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables.
3. An unhealthy state of the voice.
discordance, bowwow, bruit, babel, chatter, rattle, clangor, blare, clamouring, decibel, tumult, katzenjammer, ruction, roar, blaring, clamoring, burst, rumpus, boom, din, racket, blast, ruckus, beep, clamour, bang, hue and cry, bluster, clack, noise
conflict (part of speech: noun)
disagreement, dissonance, dissension, harshness, contention, clamor, feud, collision, clash, row, discord, difference, antipathy, hassle, squabble, squall, discordancy, friction, altercation, disharmony, animosity, hubbub, hostility, imbroglio, raucousness, dissidence, riot, commotion, tension, strife, brawl, conflict, enmity, warfare, antagonism
discord (part of speech: noun)
- Along either side, patched- together taverns and brothels spilled their cacophony of songs, curses, and raucous fiddle music into the muddy paths that were streets. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
- If I flee to the further side of the steamer and stop my ears from the cacophony, my face is tickled by the foliage of huge nosegays thrust up on the ends of poles from a boat so low in the water that I cannot see it. - "Naples Past and Present", Arthur H. Norway.
- And rising above the general cacophony the din of the eternally cracking whip, of the heavy carwheel jolting over the uneven stones, the stamp and neigh of the spirited little French cart- horse and the music of his many bells, and the cursing and swearing and hue! - "Peter Ibbetson", George Du Maurier.