cacophony


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Synonyms for cacophony

Synonyms for cacophony

a loud harsh or strident noise

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loud confusing disagreeable sounds

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These works in acrylic on canvas and acrylic ink on paper are composed of intricate arching lines and interlinked geometries that do indeed suggest a sense of fluttering while also recalling the urban cacophony of Julie Mehretu.
Slightly smaller than its recent predecessors, FIND '97 featured ritual and rigor, spirituality and self-indulgence, and comedy and cacophony, sometimes all at once.
Amid this blaring urban cacophony Robinson's garage strikes a bold pose.
NARRATE: An unintelligible, droning voice adds to the aural and visual cacophony. As Viz-O-Matic's glitziness level rises to 10, the landscape itself begins to flutter, like a flag waving in an uncertain breeze.
There's something joyous in the raucous, disheveled thrash of Fitchburg rockers Boxcutter Facelift, with its gritty, grinding cacophony of noise on songs such as "I Like You Because You're Broken," "Ankle Deep in Poisonous Birds" and "Nobody Likes You." It's all a glorious, amplified, testosterone-fueled mess, and it's as primal and cathartic as you would hope it would be.
It just became a cacophony. When he didn't comply with my request to "shut up!" I turned the sound off.
The series continues with Dutton's, a dream of found composition verging on a nightmare of gridded windows, air-conditioner grates, security fencing, and a cluster of basket-weave chairs, all commingling in a cacophony of straight lines, against which a tree strives to make a stand for the organic.
Here the silence of "Tu y Yo" yielded to the cacophony of a live rock ensemble.
The only problem is that when crowded this restaurant is noisy, as sound reverberates off hard surfaces - but habitual clubbers addicted to cacophony are unlikely to notice.
The animal orchestra creates such a loud cacophony that researches working in the forest say they have a hard time hearing themselves think.
There's a neat moment in Above the Ashes' song "BTAC," where the metal screaming falls away to a clear, sung chorus of "I try to pull the trigger/no ammo in the chamber." The screaming falls back in again, pounding like a hail storm, but that small moment of humanity amid the metal cacophony is a nice touch, and telling about the level of skill this band brings to the table.
Each recording starts at the same moment, but since every interpretation differs, in a short while the sound mutates into a ghostly cacophony in which you lose your grasp of the actual musical structure.
The man who took Newcastle United on a five-year magic carpet ride before quitting two years ago donned his famous black and white number seven shirt as he emerged to a cacophony of Geordie din.
To a cacophony of TV theme songs and the ranting of a radio evangelist they add their own whisperings, whimperings, shoutings.
The massive ellipse forms the eye of Portzamparc's contrived architectural whirlpool, around which various components of the programme wheel and crash, in a feverish volumetric cacophony. The inelegantly conflicting geometries are lanced by the ramrod fissure of a circulation spine that runs the length of the building.