Raucous meaning

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At night, raucous sounds come from the swamp.

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Boisterous and disorderly.
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The definition of raucous is loud or disorderly.

An example of raucous is a party at college with lots of drinking.

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Rough-sounding and harsh.

Raucous laughter.

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Acts of vandalism were committed by a raucous gang of drunkards.

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The new neighbors had a raucous party.

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Hoarse; rough-sounding.

A raucous shout.

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Loud and rowdy.

A raucous party.

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Origin of raucous

  • From Latin raucus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin raucus (hoarse, husky, raucous)

    From Wiktionary