Verboticism: Rocophony

'Hey Grandma! YOUR MUSIC IS WAY TOO LOUD!'

DEFINITION: n., Second-hand sound which has escaped from a headset. v., To play music on personal listening device so loudly that it leaks out of the earphones.

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Rocophony

DrWebsterIII

Created by: DrWebsterIII

Pronunciation: (räk ˈkäfənē) rok 'kafinee

Sentence: There is nothing more irritating to me on an early morning commute to work, than hearing the rocaphany of music from a fellow straphanger's headphones over my own!

Etymology: "rock" from loud rock music + cacophony (a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds: a cacophony of deafening alarm bells

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