from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Noisy; raucous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Making or characterized by a racket or noise; noisy: as, a rackety company or place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Making a tumultuous noise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Making a racket: noisy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective uncontrollably noisy


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racket +‎ -y


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  • When the memoirs of Miss Pamela Andrews appeared, the future biographer of her doubly supposititious brother was a not very young man of thirty-three, who had written a good many not very good plays, had contributed to periodicals, and had done a little work at the Bar, besides living, at least till his marriage and it may be feared later, an exceedingly "rackety" life.

    The English Novel George Saintsbury 1889

  • In her memoir she describes her career as "rackety".

    The Guardian World News Stephen Moss 2010

  • I wanted to invent my own exemplary figure who could seem almost as real as the real ones and whose life followed a similar pattern: boarding school, university, Paris in the 20s, the rise of Fascism, war, post-war neglect, disillusion, increasing decrepitude, and so ona long, varied and rackety life that covered most of the century.

    William Boyd - An interview with author 2010

  • Fallada's writing and rackety lifestyle had resulted more than once in interrogation by the Gestapo.

    Sue Arnold's audiobook choice – review Sue Arnold 2010

  • The rackety blowup over Derek Jeter's scheduled non-appearance at Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Fashion Catwalk in Phoenix before the game, I was still hopeful Jeter would jump out of a cake at home plate with Manny Ramirez has proven one thing: Some people sure like telling other people they need to show up to stuff.

    A Quick-and-Dirty Guide to 'Do I Need to Show Up?' 2011

  • Perhaps surprisingly, in view of her childless marriages and rackety life, Kar seems to have been fond of children, and produced some lively family groups, in which all participants seem happily and messily engaged.

    Portraits of the artists 2011

  • Boyd has described it as an "emotional, dramatic and rackety journey" through the "long and tumultuous life" of a writer, Logan Mountstuart.

    Hayley Atwell: 'The real me is a loner, a nerd and a bit overweight' Kate Kellaway 2010

  • Swede Ralston was always pretty rackety as well as skilled.

    Uneasy aftermath (Jack Bog's Blog) 2009

  • In the good old days or were they the bad ones? the twice yearly dishing out of gongs with exotic, anachronistic names was colourful, class-ridden and decidedly rackety, like much else in post-imperial British public life.

    New Year honours' dishonourable past | Michael White 2011

  • There is a lot of noise in this city of ours, what with sirens screaming, buses screeching and LOUD music blaring out of headphones on already rackety subway cars.

    Shhhh. Oh, Never Mind. Sumathi Reddy 2011


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