(n.) An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables.
(n.) A combination of discordant sounds.
(n.) An unhealthy state of the voice.
(1) Instead, we are treated to a cacophony of people trying to talk over each other.
(2) Karagandy will kick off, to a cacophony of boos from the home crowd, who are doing their best to stir that bad blood.
(3) The politics of football have long been accompanied by a background hum of corruption claims, but in recent times it has become a cacophony.
(4) It is a plausible claim, judging by the cacophony of trumpets, cymbals, drums and violins erupting from classrooms, corridors and the courtyard: hundreds of children aged six to 19, some in trainers, others in flip-flops, individually and collectively making music.
(5) Nelson said: "Against the cacophony of the 24-hour news era, there has never been a greater need for what the Spectator offers: wit, style, mischief, elegance of thought and independence of opinion.
(6) With the eight lanes of France’s most famous avenue cleared of all traffic on Paris’s first car-free day , the usual cacophony of car-revving and thundering motorbike engines had given way to the squeak of bicycle wheels, the clatter of skateboards, the laughter of children on rollerblades and even the gentle rustling of wind in the trees.
(7) But there is one part of the city, located along the creek and the traditional district of Bastakiya, where one can hear the sound of motorboats, called abras , transporting people from one side to the other, and the sound of pigeons, the lapping of waves, and the cacophony of various languages.
(8) Their cacophony has drowned out rational discourse.
(9) Christian Radnedge , a Spurs-supporting journalist who was in the Smoking Dog, told the BBC that it had been "full to the rafters" when there was "a huge cacophony of noise and the sound of glass being smashed".
(10) Instead, listeners’ ears are assaulted by a cacophony of industrial noise – recordings of ambient sounds from factories.
(11) As budgets continue to be squeezed, all councils need to think long and hard about where to prioritise their resources amid a cacophony of bids and pleas from different interest groups and residents.
(12) Amid a cacophony of phones, political interns were struggling to keep up with the calls and emails from angry people across the US and the world claiming Hollywood-backed legislation was about to break the internet and end its open culture forever.
(13) Their faces stared up from the dusty stretch of tarmac outside New Cairo's police academy, a silent roll call of butchery laid out like a human carpet amid a cacophony of chants, sirens and camera clicks in the morning sun.
(14) Right now I’m doing a daily commute of three hours [between Manchester and Morecambe] because I want to see my children and hear their nonsense in the morning and the cacophony of noise when I come in, about school dinner, about why I haven’t sewn someone’s trousers.” Campaigning full time became significantly easier recently when she was one of a small number of Labour candidates to receive £10,000 from the former Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott – money she could spend on petrol and childcare.
(15) They broke down all kinds of barriers - between pop and performance art, male and female, lyricism and cacophony.
(16) It is what some people would call a crisis of political representation, highlighted by Ukip's 28% of the poll and second placing, and the cacophony of noise in response to its success.
(17) Salinger was not yet 30, but the local acclaim of New York critics was translating into a buzz around his name that would soon explode into a cacophony.
(18) To cut through and persuade, he has to be prepared to take a risk and perhaps even find himself on the losing side of an argument, because there, in a bit of adversity, Shorten might actually find some genuine conviction that rings true, resonates and carries through the cacophony of the news cycle.
(19) Every now and then a columnist manages to distil a great cacophony of opinion into one simple sentence – and on Wednesday the Mail's Sarah Vine did just that.
(20) Lowering the window, I hear a cacophony of voices attempting to sell me a new property: “We offer a two-bedroom flat for only 22 lakh rupees [£21,500], ma’am!” “We have better amenities and a brilliant location to boot, ma’am!” “Ma’am, our company has been building flats for more than 20 years and has a brilliant reputation!” The scene is reminiscent of vegetable vendors hawking in crowded market places throughout India .
(a.) Sounding harshly; discordant; unharmonious.
(a.) Disagreeing; incongruous; discrepant, -- with from or to.
(1) The tunes weren't quite as easy and lush as they had been, and hints of dissonance crept in.
(2) A former ministerial colleague of Iain Duncan Smith once put it to me that he was a striking example of cognitive dissonance: that is, of holding two or more contradictory beliefs in his head at any given moment.
(3) The paper proposes that in post-behaviouristic and post-phenomenological times an integration of frames of reference, designs and methodologies ought to be attempted, notwithstanding serious dissonances, disagreements, and professions-bound interests.
(4) The effects of exposure to racially dissonant residential environments on depressive psychopathology are explored.
(5) So you’re left with a problem that is one of the most widely studied concepts in social psychology - cognitive dissonance .
(6) An adequate interpretation of the findings required an integration of Festinger's (1954, 1957) social comparisons and cognitive-dissonance theories, Cooley's (1902) notions of reflected appraisal, and Newman and Newman's (1976) extrapolations from ego-identity theory.
(7) This dissonance should be explored, as effect of zero g might be different on blood flow in vivo and in vitro.
(8) When an individual acts contrary to personal values, then there is dissonance, with consequences of guilt, anxiety, despair, or alienation.
(9) The result is a weird kind of dissonance: blogs and op-ed pieces written in London salivate over "the most important byelection in 30 years" and claim – with some justification – that its outcome will have profound consequences for the two coalition parties, while most locals view it all with a sullen detachment.
(10) Dissonant stimuli are detectable at the cortical level in man (Finkenzeller, Keidel).
(11) Smokers may experience cognitive dissonance as a result of using tobacco despite its well-publicised ill-effects, and it may be that interventions targeting rationalisations for smoking will be useful in smoking cessation.
(12) Study 3 concerned the effects of laterally presented sound on scanning spatially consonant or dissonant vertical bars.
(13) I think a lot of people might think his work is stridently dissonant or painful on the ears.
(14) Nicholas Brady's text updated the science a bit, and Purcell created some gloriously crunchy dissonances resolving to broad, bright harmony as he praised Cecilia, the embodiment of music, and her role in creating cosmic harmony out of atomic chaos: "Soul of the World!
(15) Perhaps Jones indicated an unease with the sometimes abrasively dissonant music of the later Coltrane bands that preceded the Ali signing, because his own subsequent groups - following a brief stint with Duke Ellington for a European tour - leaned much closer toward a relaxed and accessible hard bop.
(16) We have a lot of green blind spots – moments where acute cognitive dissonance consolidates rather than changing a rather unsustainable behaviour.
(17) The continuing dissonance inside the educational environment and between education and clinical practice are proposed as contributory factors in the processes that can lead to student frustration and disenchantment.
(18) It is a tensile, highly dissonant combination of lines, etched in primary colours, with absolutely no harmonic or colouristic padding to ingratiate the listener.
(19) It's not like listening to feedback, and it's not dissonant.
(20) A prevention technique based on cognitive dissonance theory proposes verbal inoculations to establish or strengthen beliefs and attitudes, helping a young person to resist drinking, which may be in conflict with another, more desirable goal.