Meaning of “cacophony” in the English Dictionary

"cacophony" in British English

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cacophonynoun [ S ]

uk /kəˈkɒf.ə.ni/ us /kəˈkɑː.fə.ni/

an unpleasant mixture of loud sounds:

What a cacophony!
As we entered the farmyard we were met with a cacophony of animal sounds.
adjective uk /kəˈkɒf.ə.nəs/ us /kəˈkɑː.fə.nəs/

(Definition of “cacophony” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)