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cacophonous adj : having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten [syn: cacophonic] [ant: euphonious]

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(kakos), bad + (phone), sound


  1. Containing, consisting of or producing harsh, unpleasant or discordant sounds


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Cacophonous Records is an independent British record label, specializing in metal, black metal, death metal, and gothic metal. Started in 1993, the label grew to fame with early releases by Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, and Bal-Sagoth. Some controversy arose when Cacophonous signed the unblack metal band Antestor.

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cacophonous in Norwegian: Cacophonous Records
cacophonous in Polish: Cacophonous Records
cacophonous in Finnish: Cacophonous Records
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