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  • I thought I'd get the less clear photos out of the way in one day - these are just a handful of the buskers that were along the length of Buchanan Street and playing simultaneously (I think the word "cacophany" just about sums it up).

    Glasgow Daily Photo

  • What's missing in this cacophany about the bags is any discussion on what it means for packaging to be "compostable."

    Gwen Ruta: What Do iPhones, Coca-Cola and SunChips Have in Common?

  • Wasserman claims to agree with this ( "content rules"), but also apparently accepts the further claim that most litblogs don't attempt such criticism, anyway, and that they lend themselves primarily to a cacophany of strident voices.

    The State of Criticism

  • Periodically, Lorenzo butted into the conversation with a raucous blast, like a grumpy old man making his presence known amid the cacophany of youthful and energetic laughter.

    Arte plumaria: the feather art of Martha López Luna

  • My job is to help create consensus so we can not be a cacophany of voices but a voice that the American people can hear.

    Steny Hoyer Answers Your Questions

  • They explosively launched their scripted mis-interpretation meme to propagate well into the upper mediasphere using acutely raised voices in beautifully choreographed cacophany, repeating the talking points chant numerous times on each network and radio station to make it all indelibly truthy.

    No Apologies From Obama For Wes Clark's Comments

  • For Strindberg, on the other hand, all of Mozart is a cacophany of pretentious warbling.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Is it just a cacophany of noise they have to learn to tune out and pick out the important stuff from?

    LEVERAGE: The First David Job

  • That terrifying cacophany of red, orange, and mauve was almost impossible to photograph.

    I Bought Stuff, And I Was Not Discouraged

  • Both the children got cameras for christmas, so now in our family there is a cacophany of camera shutters clicking and flashes going off which is not nearly as noisy as a family full of saxophone players.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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  • yes, yarb. help me remember the word that would describe the situation of cacophany/cacophony and/or the mispronounciation of any word. believe it is also rooted in greek.

    October 19, 2008

  • qroqqa...that is too funny !

    August 13, 2008

  • The Feast of the Cacophany commemorates the occasion when Brian of Nazareth was shown to the Magi, until they realized their mistake and went elsewhere.

    August 13, 2008

  • But 11 wordies can't be wrong!

    August 13, 2008

  • Yes, yarb.

    August 13, 2008

  • Am I missing something or should this be cacophony?

    August 13, 2008