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Webster 1913 Edition


Raucous

Rau′cous

(ra̤′kŭs)
,
Adj.
[L.
raucus
.]
Hoarse; harsh; rough;
as, a
raucous
, thick tone
.
“His voice slightly raucous.”
Aytoun.
Rau′cous-ly
,
adv.

Webster 1828 Edition


Raucous

RAU'COUS

,
Adj.
Hoarse; harsh. [Not in use.]

Definition 2022


raucous

raucous

English

Adjective

raucous (comparative more raucous, superlative most raucous)

  1. Harsh and rough-sounding.
    At night, raucous sounds come from the swamp.
  2. Disorderly and boisterous.
    Acts of vandalism were committed by a raucous gang of drunkards.
    • 2014 November 14, Stephen Halliday, “Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland: Maloney the hero”, in The Scotsman:
      In a raucous atmosphere, it was an unforgiving and physical contest from the start. Grant Hanley conceded the first free-kick within the opening 20 seconds, setting the tone for a busy and thankless evening for Serbian referee Milorad Mazic.
  3. Loud and annoying.
    the new neighbors had a raucous party.

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Synonyms

  • (disorderly and boisterous): rowdy

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