American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Rough-sounding and harsh: raucous laughter.
- adj. Boisterous and disorderly: "the raucous give and take of American democracy” ( Charles Kuralt).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hoarse; harsh; croaking in sound: as, a raucous voice or cry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Hoarse; harsh; rough.
- adj. disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
- adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh
- Latin raucus (hoarse, husky, raucous) (Wiktionary)
- From Latin raucus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dimitri joined his retinue of eleven men in raucous laughter as bullets impacted armour and fell to the ground as harmless lumps of jacketed lead.”
“Set in raucous Dawson at the height of the stampede, Jack Harrington, the Mastadon King, falls for Lucille, a "dainty arctic princess.”
“He came to the Vatican by way of Boston, where he was known as a raucous but brilliant student at Harvard and an even more brilliant priest and professor of American history at Boston College.”
“Ryan Hollweg also scored, for his first point of the season, and newly acquired Sean Avery added a goal, as did Marcel Hossa and Jaromir Jagr in raucous Madison Square Garden.”
“Ginepri kept his long locks, but he did join raucous pingpong and arcade games during the week.”
“Already a huge underdog in raucous Camp Randall Stadium, the”
“Back in raucous Arco Arena, Bibby found things more to his liking.”
“Back then, he was mostly known as a raucous, money loving party boy.”
“I recall the raucous times I spent with my reporters at Indian Country Today and the Lakota Times.”
“The state House was described as a raucous chamber, especially under the Republicans, who famously rammed a gerrymandering scheme through a few years ago.”
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