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cacophony

CACOPHONY, n.

1. In rhetoric, an uncouth or disagreeable sound of words, proceeding from the meeting of harsh letters or syllables.

2. In medicine, a depraved voice; an altered state of the voice.

3. In music, a combination of discordant sounds.



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CACOPHONY, n.

1. In rhetoric, an uncouth or disagreeable sound of words, proceeding from the meeting of harsh letters or syllables.

2. In medicine, a depraved voice; an altered state of the voice.

3. In music, a combination of discordant sounds.

CA-COPH'O-NY, n. [Gr. κακος, ill, and φωνη, voice.]

  1. In rhetoric, an uncouth or disagreeable sound of words, proceeding from the meeting of harsh letters or syllables. – Encyc.
  2. In medicine, a depraved voice; on altered state of the voice. – Coxe. Encyc.
  3. In music, a combination of discordant sounds.

Ca*coph"o*ny
  1. An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables.

    "Cacophonies of all kinds." Pope.
  2. A combination of discordant sounds.
  3. An unhealthy state of the voice.
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Cacophony

CACOPHONY, noun

1. In rhetoric, an uncouth or disagreeable sound of words, proceeding from the meeting of harsh letters or syllables.

2. In medicine, a depraved voice; an altered state of the voice.

3. In music, a combination of discordant sounds.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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ABA'SE, v.t. [Fr abaisser, from bas, low, or the bottom; W. bais; Latin and Gr. basis; Eng. base; It. Abbassare; Sp. bare, low. See Abash.]

1. The literal sense of abase is to lower or depress, to throw or cast down, as used by Bacon, "to abase the eye." But the word is seldom used in reference to material things.

2. To cast down; to reduce low; to depress; to humble; to degrade; applied to the passions, rank, office, and condition in life.

Those that walk in pride he is able to abase. Dan. 4.

Whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased, Mat. 23. Job. 40. 2 Cor. 11.

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