(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 .
(n.) The formation of words in imitation of sounds; a figure of speech in which the sound of a word is imitative of the sound of the thing which the word represents; as, the buzz of bees; the hiss of a goose; the crackle of fire.
(1) Verbal originality scores were obtained from Onomatopoeia and Images, Form 1B, given to 106 Ss aged 10 to 12 yr. and 94 Ss aged 16 to 19 yr.
(2) 72 college adults were administered Onomatopoeia and Images and the Gordon Test of Visual Imagery Control.
(3) 90 college students (31 men and 59 women) were categorized as moderately autonomous, less autonomous (less highly controlled) and non-autonomous (high controlled) imagers according to the Gordon Test of Visual Imagery Control Moderately autonomous imagers produced significantly more original verbal images than less autonomous and non-autonomous imagers with less autonomous imagers scoring higher than non-autonomous imagers as measured by Onomatopoeia and Images.
(4) The character is a hit among children and adults in Japan for his irreverent behaviour and his use of inappropriate language, much of which exploits the common use of onomatopoeia in Japanese.
(5) These results suggest that the right hemisphere is dominant in the auditive recognition of familiar sounds, and supply information as to the linguistic value of onomatopoeias.
(6) Verbal originality scores were obtained from Onomatopoeia and Images, Form 1B, given to 181 deaf and 236 hearing Ss aged 10 to 19 yr.
(7) Verbal originality scores were obtained from Onomatopoeia and Images, Form 1B, given t0 182 deaf Ss aged 10 to 19 yr. Ss who had been taught the onomatopoetic words scored higher than Ss who had not been taught the words.
(8) (The name Skrillex could almost be onomatopoeia for brostep's shredded, twisting bass lines.)
(9) The results obtained were as follows: 1) Onomatopoeia of tinnitus, either [Keeeen] or [Jeeeen], were observed in a majority of cases.
(10) Correlations between MLU and word classes were significant in nonimpaired children for all variables except Questions and Onomatopoeia and were only significant in SLI children for Verbs, Prepositions, and Personal Pronouns.
(11) 2) Significantly sharp sounding onomatopoeia such as [Keeeen] or [Meeeen] had high pitches, over 4kHz, and dull sounds like [Gooooh] or [Buuuun] had low pitches, below 500Hz.
(12) A double dissociation is noted; in left-sided affections there is a more severe deficiency to onomatopoeia than to cries, whereas in right-sided lesions the quality of the performances is reversed.
(13) The recognition of animal cries and their onomatopoeias was compared during the course of right or left unilateral cortical lesions.