MEANING: noun: A harsh mixture of sounds.

ETYMOLOGY: From French cacophonie, from Greek kakophonia (harsh sounding), from kakos (bad) + phone (sound). Kakos is ultimately from the Indo-European root kakka-/kaka- (to defecate), which also gave us poppycock, cucking stool, cacology, and cacography. Earliest documented use: 1656.

CACO-PONY - what has to be here somewhere 'cuz there's so much manure, according to the happy little boy mucking the stable

COCOPHONY - a bottle of cheap scent labelled "Chanel # 5000"

CACOPHONE - a musical instrument known for its raucous, unpleasant sound