Definitions for raucousˈrɔ kəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rau•cousˈrɔ kəs(adj.)

  1. harsh; strident:

    raucous laughter.

  2. rowdy; disorderly:

    a raucous party.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of raucous:

1760–70; < L raucus hoarse, harsh, rough; see -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. raucous, strident(adj)

    unpleasantly loud and harsh

  2. raucous, rowdy(adj)

    disturbing the public peace; loud and rough

    "a raucous party"; "rowdy teenagers"


  1. raucous(Adjective)

    Harsh and rough-sounding.

    At night, raucous sounds come from the swamp.

  2. raucous(Adjective)

    Disorderly and boisterous.

    Acts of vandalism were committed by a raucous gang of drunkards.

  3. raucous(Adjective)

    loud and annoying

    the new neighbors had a raucous party.

  4. Origin: raucus (hoarse, husky, raucous)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raucous(adj)

    hoarse; harsh; rough; as, a raucous, thick tone

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hoarse or harsh (and usually loud); a raucous voice.

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