(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 commotion or agitation of a multitude, usually accompanied with great noise, uproar, and confusion of voices; hurly-burly; noisy confusion.
(n.) Violent commotion or agitation, with confusion of sounds; as, the tumult of the elements.
(n.) Irregular or confused motion; agitation; high excitement; as, the tumult of the spirits or passions.
(v. i.) To make a tumult; to be in great commotion.
(1) Arab women can claim to have been all these things and more during the three months of tumult that have shaken the region.
(2) Houthis and their Saudi foes have begun talks to try to end Yemen’s war , two officials said, in what appears their most serious bid to close a theatre of Saudi-Iranian rivalry deepening political tumult across the Middle East.
(3) Don’t dream of any revolution again.” Mubarak’s release comes amid an economic crisis following years of political tumult and worsening security.
(4) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Ballymurphy killings: IRA shootings under dispute – video What emerges above all else from the many contemporary statements and the recollections of those who were present is an impression of tumult, chaos and confusion.
(5) Far away from the tumult of independence, eight British and American consultants from the Ford Foundation had gathered in Berkeley, California, to review maps, draw up plans, and mock up drafts of India’s new capital city.
(6) Syntagma is likely to see more tumult in the months to come – next year is poised to be the roughest since Greece descended into economic freefall following revelations of the true scale of its budget deficit in late 2009.
(7) Patten took the last word when he appeared before MPs on Monday, telling them the current tumult would help "transform the BBC and make it a more trusted national institution – more trusted than it is today, which is reasonably high but not as high as it should be".
(8) Jack Stewart, junior doctor, 28, London: ‘I voted in favour of the new contract, but am now backing this strike’ I voted yes to the contract in May because, with the tumult surrounding Brexit, it felt like the best deal we were likely to get.
(9) They were saved by a diver who shouted above the tumult that they should swim out to sea, rather than to the shore.
(10) In a sign of the political tumult that lies ahead, Antonis Samaras, New Democracy's leader, said he would seek to create a "government of national salvation" that would attempt to amend the loan agreement Greece had signed with its "troika" of creditors, the EU, European Central Bank and IMF.
(11) If the yes side wins, the people of the third Scotland will benefit from a huge injection of self-validation, and surely carve out a role within the resulting tumult.
(12) The third storm – political tumult brought about by the rise of populist political movements – poses yet another serious threat.
(13) With a cliffhanger third and final vote now due on 29 December, Greece’s beleaguered prime minister, Antonis Samaras, warned MPs of the political tumult that would ensue if they failed then to support the government’s presidential candidate.
(14) After the country declared independence in 1962, a quarter of a century of political tumult and violence followed.
(15) Seeking to calm nerves at a time of economic tumult, the central bank said it guarantees deposits in all currencies and that individuals and companies would face no restrictions in depositing and withdrawing foreign currency.
(16) It is from his years of therapy, you assume, that he learned to talk so calmly about his internal tumult.
(17) Her body clock is set to New York time and her system is a tumult of sleeping pills and caffeine.
(18) Don't Cry For Me Cobham retraces the magical and tumultous story of the nation's seventh-favourite jobbing TV presenter through the medium of classic Andrew Lloyd Webber-penned showstoppers like I'm Princess Tippytoes (about Turner's spat with GMTV co-host Eamonn Holmes, played here by Danny DeVito), Yes, I'm Still Going On About Tracy Island, and the riotous Smash His Face Up, about her husband Grant Bovey's epic 2002 Celebrity Boxing bout with Ricky Gervais.
(19) But this Saturday, on the first anniversary of the disputed elections that gave rise to the biggest challenge to the Islamic republic's authority in its 30-year history, a repeat of such tumult is hard to imagine.
(20) The deals collapsed in 2008 when the housing market plunged and the scale of the risks was exposed, and the resulting financial tumult led to the biggest crisis since the Great Depression.