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Word Wednesday: Cacophony

"Kim couldn't hear over the cacophony of mouths chewing."

On this weeks Word Wednesday, Sarah has presented the word "Cacophony"

Cacophony

noun

ca·​coph·​o·​ny


A cacophony is a harsh mixture of sounds. It descends from the Greek word phōnē which means sound or voice, and is joined with the Greek prefix kak-, meaning bad; creating the meaning bad sound. In a similar way, the word symphony (which means a harmonious arrangement of instruments) traces to phōnē and the Greek prefix syn-, which means together.


"Kim couldn't hear over the cacophony of mouths chewing."


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