Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
not pleasant to listen to
a monotonous sound or voice is boring and unpleasant because it does not change in loudness or become higher or lower
harsh sounds are unpleasant because they are not soft, gentle, or smooth
a jarring noise is unpleasant and starts suddenly and unexpectedly
a brittle sound is rather sharp and unpleasant
a tinny sound is high and unpleasant
a scratchy record, voice etc makes an unpleasant sound like two rough surfaces rubbing together
very loud, high, and unpleasant
a brassy sound is loud and unpleasant
a marketing strategy which deceives people by trying to suggest that a business is motivated by principles of sharing rather than conventional profits
a small light boat with enough space for one person
open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Free thesaurus definition of describing sounds that are unpleasant to listen to from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.