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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cacophony \Ca*coph"o*ny\, n.; pl. Cacophonies. [Gr. ?????????; kako`s bad + ???? sound: cf. F. Cacophonie.] 1. (Rhet.) An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables. "Cacophonies of all kinds." --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A combination of discordant sounds. [1913 Webster] 3. (Med.) An unhealthy state of the voice. [1913 Webster]