Definitions for fracasˈfreɪ kəs, ˈfræk əs; Brit. ˈfræk ɑ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fra•casˈfreɪ kəs, ˈfræk əs; Brit. ˈfræk ɑ(n.)

  1. a noisy disorderly disturbance or fight.

Origin of fracas:

1720–30; < F < It fracassare to smash

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affray, altercation, fracas(noun)

    noisy quarrel


  1. fracas(Noun)

    A noisy disorderly quarrel, fight, brawl, disturbance or scrap.

  2. Origin: From fracas, from fracasso, from fracassare, from infra- + cassare, from quassare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fracas(verb)

    an uproar; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a noise as of heavy things breaking or falling on something hard

I heard a crash, and looked round to see that he'd dropped all the plates.

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