Definition of Raucous

1. Adjective. Unpleasantly loud and harsh.

Exact synonyms: Strident
Similar to: Cacophonic, Cacophonous
Derivative terms: Stridence



2. Adjective. Disturbing the public peace; loud and rough. "Rowdy teenagers"
Exact synonyms: Rowdy
Similar to: Disorderly
Derivative terms: Rowdiness

Definition of Raucous

1. a. Hoarse; harsh; rough; as, a raucous, thick tone.

Definition of Raucous

1. Adjective. Harsh and rough-sounding. ¹

2. Adjective. Disorderly and boisterous. ¹

3. Adjective. loud and annoying ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Raucous

1. loud and unruly [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raucous

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rattooning
rattoons
rattrap
rattraps
ratty
ratu
ratus
raubasine
raucid
raucities
raucity
raucle
raucler
rauclest
raucous (current term)
raucously
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rauenthalite
raught
rauli beech
raun
raunch out
raunched
raunches
raunchfest
raunchfests
raunchier

Literary usage of Raucous

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1. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"livered himself, in the raucous voice of the Rat- cliffe Highway, of this song: — My girl she give me the go onst, When I was a London lad, ..."

2. Down the Yellowstone by Lewis Ransome Freeman (1922)
"... he cursed till the veins in knots and cords seemed bursting from .his forehead; he cursed till his voice sunk from a bellow to a raucous howl, ..."

3. Homœopathic therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1879)
"... especial^ when lying, with distress in bowels and raucous diarrhoea. Rhus tox. (Edema of fauces and uvula, with vesicles and itching, burning pain in ..."

4. Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies by Edwin Moses Hale (1897)
"Sensation as of a ball in the stomach, rising up into the throat 0 Affections of raucous membranes (catarrhal). 0 Haemorrhage from the uterus, kidneys, ..."

5. Mackenzie's Five Thousand Receipts: In All the Useful and Domestic Arts by Colin MacKenzie (1854)
"Rhubarb should be washed to separate that raucous principle which would otherwise render it black and soft when powdered. Potatoes are out in slices anJ ..."

6. The Spell of Spain by Keith Clark (1914)
"Suddenly, against the quiet that succeeded our historic review, when we had nearly gone the Spanish way of somnolence, we were startled by a loud raucous ..."

7. The Spell of Spain by Keith Clark (1914)
"Suddenly, against the quiet that succeeded our historic review, when we had nearly gone the Spanish way of somnolence, we were startled by a loud raucous ..."

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