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

  • adjective Causing or accompanied by an uproar.
  • adjective Loud and full; boisterous.
  • adjective Causing hearty laughter; hilarious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Making or accompanied by a great uproar, noise, or tumult; tumultuous; noisy; loud.

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

  • adjective Making, or accompanied by, uproar, or noise and tumult.

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

  • adjective Characterized by loud, confused noise, or by noisy and uncontrollable laughter.

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

  • adjective uncontrollably noisy
  • adjective marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter


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