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There was a cacophony of discord as everyone spoke at once.
  loud confusing disagreeable sounds
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  • There was a cacophony of discord as everyone spoke at once.
  • a cacophony of different musical styles — each trying to play louder than the other
  • His harsh voice cut through the cacophony of the attack.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • You drowned in music and pure cacophony.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451

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  • Just like with music, sometimes you have harmony and other times you have cacophony.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • ...the cacophony of children’s voices, thousands of them at play, splashing in the river and shrieking with innocent laughter.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • It created a cacophony of hacking coughs, bronchial rattles, asthmatic wheezes, consumptive croaks.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • His howl touched off a chorus of screams and cries chat rivaled the cacophony outside the bus.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • He was suddenly assailed by a bewildering cacophony of voices.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • We reach the mess hall, and the cacophony within hits us like a wave—laughter and boasts and the raucous talk of three thousand young men on the verge of leave or graduation.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • The cacophony had grown louder by the minute, and now, so close to most of the Palace’s population, it sounded as if a massive brawl was taking place just around the corner.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • In the background, she could hear music blaring and the cacophony of a hundred conversations.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Guttural shouts of pain filled the room, adding to the cacophony of chairs screeching, bodies hitting walls, and the stampede of people trying to escape as fast as they could in their heels and suits.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • The roar of activity increased, a cacophony of shouts and whistles and jeers and laughing.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Jet-lagged and exhausted, we went to sleep early—or rather we went to our beds and lay in them with pillows covering our heads to block out the thumping cacophony that issued through the floorboards, which grew so loud that at one point I thought surely the revelers had invaded my room.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I was worried that I would never get any sleep, and that I would lose my marbles in the cacophony.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • In the background, she heard a woman’s voice asking if he wanted another vodka tonic; Kevin’s answer was lost in the cacophony.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • The dogs responded with a cacophony of shrill insults and counterwails.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I was afraid they might wake the grove and drown us in a cacophony of prophecies, bad jokes, and infomercials.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The moment Corliss had gone, the corridor erupted into a cacophony of excited conversation.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • She saw Mama, sitting on a blanket, a cacophony of color that covered an acre in zigzag rows.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • It can be reasonably assumed that she was surrounded by a frightening cacophony of sounds — wood igniting and burning wildly, the glass of windows exploding, stairways and ceilings collapsing.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • When I walked through the fourth security checkpoint and into the cell block, the cacophony began.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The cacophony of the station becomes a dull roar in my ears.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Trees close in around us, leaves and bushes press on me from all sides, brushing my face and shins and shoulders like thousands of dark hands, and from all around me a strange cacophony starts up, of fluttering things and owls hooting and animals scrabbling in the underbrush.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I’d rather clean the inside of a Port-0— Let with my tongue than spend another minute in this cacophony.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • So in those years of cacophony in bombed-out Warsaw, and later at the camp, the memory of that work faded, even the title, which she ultimately confused with the titles of other pieces of music she had known and loved in time long past, until all that was left was a blurred but exquisite recollection of a moment of unrecapturable bliss, in Cracow, in another era.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The sound of the wind was replaced by a cacophony of voices whispering in a thousand languages.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Obscurely comforted by the cacophony, I had pulled my traveling cloak around my shoulders and went to sleep myself.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • But a cacophony filled Maryse’s mind, the psychic echo of their shock and horror.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Chet in any case was an improvement over that cacophony.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • The sounds echoing off the walls were a cacophony of terror—human screams, metal clashing against metal, motors roaring, the haunted shrieks of the Grievers, saws spinning, claws clasping, boys yelling for help.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Melanie understood the cacophony before I did.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Like the distant white noise of traffic, a cacophony of news reports echoed across the city.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There was a discharge of bullets and a cacophony of screaming.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Nana was a walking cacophony.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • And he could almost hear all of them together, drifting through the hotel and making a graceful cacophony.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Buoyed by the adrenalin that had flooded my brain as we careened down the mountainside, I had never felt better, and my father’s snores cut through the cacophony of protestations outside my window.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • There was an ungodly collision of brass, reed, and percussion—trombones and piccolos skidded into cacophony, a tuba farted, and the hollow clang of a cymbal wavered out of the big top, over our heads and into oblivion.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • A loud, clanging bell sounded from downstairs, followed at once by the cacophony of screams and wails that had been triggered the previous night by Tonks knocking over the umbrella stand.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • How well they both hid the cacophony life wrote in their bones.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Roran watched the cacophonous parade vanish around a corner, then placed the last of the bread in his mouth and returned to the kitchen, which had filled with the rest of the household.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Around them, a cacophony of hawking and spitting accompanied half a dozen distant calls to prayer.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Tin horns were added to the cacophony.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • "Scholastic Aptitude Practice Test, English, Part III" floats at eye level, atop a long column of words-"cacophony,"
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The fog closed it in, muffling it, and the freighter’s note went deep enough so that it seemed otherworldly, not a steam whistle but a cacophony of bass notes rising from the bottom of the sea.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • A rhapsody pressed out from a sultry furnace somewhere inside — a cacophony of crippled cries.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • It was confusing and painful trying to sort out the swirling cacophony of disturbing emotions and dark images clouding his mind—a million thoughts traveling a million miles an hour.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • As Lowery clicked this exposure, an amazing cacophony arose from the island below and from the ships offshore.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Only now they stood in front of him, a cacophony of demons: the bone-white Raum that had attacked them at Luke’s; Oni demons with their green bodies, wide mouths, and horns; the slinking black Kuri demons, spider demons with their eight pincer-tipped arms and the poison-dripping fangs that protruded from their eye socketsJace couldn’t count them all.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
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