defectively produced speech; socially unacceptable diction.
a bad choice of words; faulty speech


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    Also, cacomixle [kak-uh-mis-uh l, -mik-suh l] /ˈkæk əˌmɪs əl, -ˌmɪk səl/ (Show IPA). Also called bassarisk, ringtail, coon cat. a carnivorous animal, Bassariscus astutus, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., related to the raccoon but smaller, with a sharper snout and longer tail. civet cat. Historical Examples Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) Carl Lumholtz […]

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    a name, especially a taxonomic name, that is considered linguistically undesirable.

  • Cacophony

    harsh discordance of sound; dissonance: a cacophony of hoots, cackles, and wails. a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds: the cacophony produced by city traffic at midday. Music. frequent use of discords of a harshness and relationship difficult to understand. Contemporary Examples Before the Bros, SantaCon Was as an Anti-Corporate Protest David Freedlander December 11, […]

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