And being no stranger to the art of war, I gave him a description of cannons, culverins, muskets, carabines, pistols, bullets, powder, swords, bayonets, battles, sieges, retreats, attacks, undermines, countermines, bombardments, sea fights, ships sunk with a thousand men, twenty thousand killed on each side, dying groans, limbs flying in the air, smoke, noise, confusion, trampling to death under horses' feet, flight, pursuit, victory; fields strewed with carcases, left for food to dogs and wolves and birds of prey; plundering, stripping, ravishing, burning, and destroying.
Examples of Cacophony Cacophony can be used in both and everyday conversation.
Misconceptions About Cacophony Some websites define cacophony as any word, phrase, or sentence that is difficult to pronounce.
Here is an example of consonance versus cacophony: Consonance: Sarah survived surfing beside sharks.
Onomatopoeia are words which sound like their meaning.
Description: Cacophony in Shakespeare's Macbeth In this famous passage fromLady Macbeth's speech becomes cacophonous in a moment of panicked hallucination.