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ˈrɔ kəsrau·cous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. raucous, stridentadjective

    unpleasantly loud and harsh

  2. raucous, rowdyadjective

    disturbing the public peace; loud and rough

    "a raucous party"; "rowdy teenagers"


  1. raucousadjective

    Harsh and rough-sounding.

    At night, raucous sounds come from the swamp.

  2. raucousadjective

    Disorderly and boisterous.

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

  3. raucousadjective

    loud and annoying

    the new neighbors had a raucous party.

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


  1. Raucous

    Raucous was a live, half an hour, RMITV program broadcast on C31 Melbourne featuring youth-oriented segments, arts reviews, comedy skits, interviews, street talks and live music. It was co-hosted by Lyndon Horsburgh and featured segments with Hamish and Andy's Hamish Blake and Andy Lee. The show debuted on Thursday 8 February 2001.


  1. raucous

    Raucous is an adjective used to describe any sound, scenario or behavior that is extremely loud, harsh, and often disorderly or disruptive. It is typically associated with people laughing, shouting, arguing, or cheering in a very noisy or uncontrolled way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Raucousadjective

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

  2. Etymology: [L. raucus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of raucous in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of raucous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of raucous in a Sentence

  1. Marvin Richardson:

    No student athlete should have to go into any venue and be subjected to that kind of an atmosphere, you want a raucous crowd if you're the home team, that's fantastic, but when it crosses that line, it becomes the responsibility of those who are in authority to make sure that atmosphere stays safe and free of any of those kinds of elements that would prohibit people from playing at their highest level.

  2. Iona College processor Jeanne Zaino:

    Is it going to be 1968 Chicago ? Probably not, but Iona College could be Iona College and a much more raucous convention than anybody thought we’ve ever see in Philadelphia this year.

  3. Gerry Connolly:

    She has shown enormous discipline and internal cohesion, even with a slimmed-down majority, in what is always a raucous group of people and contentious group of people to begin with, so I guess there may very well be a time where we are going to have to deal with the subject. But that's not right now.

  4. Robert Greenblatt:

    We are holding out to be able to get this special done hopefully by the end of the summer. We do think there's a value to having a raucous live audience experience these six great friends coming back together, we didn't want to just do it suddenly on a web call, or six squares and people shooting from their kitchens and bedrooms.

  5. Matt Polk:

    Everyone in the room knew that she and Bob were finally together again, watching the festivities from box seats high above them all. The evening ended with a raucous audience singalong led by Bob's wife, Kelly Saget, and his daughters Aubrey and Lara. The ode, in homage to Bob's salty sense of humor, was ‘My Dog Licked My Balls,’ it's just an amazing special of music. Everybody gets up and sings ‘A Dog Licked My Balls,’.

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