raucous


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rau·cous

 (rô′kəs)
adj.
1. Rough-sounding and harsh: raucous laughter.
2. Boisterous and disorderly: "a drunken and raucous party for his bachelor friends" (Louis Auchincloss).

[From Latin raucus.]

rau′cous·ly adv.
rau′cous·ness, rau′ci·ty (rô′sĭ-tē) n.

raucous

(ˈrɔːkəs)
adj
(of voices, cries, etc) harshly or hoarsely loud
[C18: from Latin raucus hoarse]
ˈraucously adv
ˈraucousness, raucity n

rau•cous

(ˈrɔ kəs)

adj.
1. harsh; strident: raucous laughter.
2. rowdy; disorderly: a raucous party.
[1760–70; < Latin raucus hoarse, harsh, rough; see -ous]
rau′cous•ly, adv.
rau′cous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.raucous - unpleasantly loud and harsh
cacophonic, cacophonous - having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten
2.raucous - disturbing the public peace; loud and rough; "a raucous party"; "rowdy teenagers"
disorderly - undisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct"

raucous

adjective harsh, rough, loud, noisy, grating, strident, rasping, husky, hoarse the raucous cries of the sea-birds
quiet, sweet, smooth, mellifluous, dulcet

raucous

adjective
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
Translations
أجَش، خَشِن
chraplavý
grovhæs
hás, rámur
griausmingastriukšmingumas
aizsmacis
boğukkulak tırmalayıcı

raucous

[ˈrɔːkəs] ADJ (= harsh) → ronco; (= loud) → chillón, estridente

raucous

[ˈrɔːkəs] adj [laughter, party, behaviour] → bruyant(e); [music] → tapageur/euse; [cries] → rauque

raucous

adj voice, laughter, shoutsrau, heiser; crowdlärmend; party, musiclaut, lärmend; bird cryheiser, rau

raucous

[ˈrɔːkəs] adj (voice, person) → rauco/a; (laughter) → sguaiato/a

raucous

(ˈroːkəs) adjective
hoarse or harsh (and usually loud); a raucous voice.
ˈraucously adverb
ˈraucousness noun
References in classic literature ?
Running has never been my particular athletic forte, and now when my very life depended upon fleetness of foot I cannot say that I ran any better than on the occasions when my pitiful base running had called down upon my head the rooter's raucous and reproachful cries of "Ice Wagon," and "Call a cab.
Perched on the rim of Michael's pannikin, this inconsiderable adventurer from out of the dark into the sun of life, a mere spark and mote between the darks, by a ruffing of his salmon-pink crest, a swift and enormous dilation of his bead-black pupils, and a raucous imperative cry, as of all the gods, in his throat, could make Michael give back and permit the fastidious selection of the choicest tidbits of his dish.
Sargeant," began Jerry in his old raucous, martyred, thunderous tones of complaint.
Then Sing turned his attention to Bulan and his three savage assailants, but, except for the dead body of a bull ourang outang upon the spot where he had last seen the four struggling, there was no sign either of the white man or his antagonists; nor, though he listened attentively, could he catch the slightest sound within the jungle other than the rustling of the leaves and the raucous cries of the brilliant birds that flitted among the gorgeous blooms about him.
In a voice which was raucous and brutal--much like that which is heard when a wife is being beaten by her husband in a slum--he hissed out, his syllables cutting through the roaring of the storm:
Some lean lazily against the side-posts, humming to themselves or calling to the passer-by in a raucous voice, and some listlessly read.
And he could not help but contrast it with the weak pipings and shrill quaverings of factory girls, ill-nourished and untrained, and with the raucous shriekings from gin-cracked throats of the women of the seaport towns.
But the noise of the struggle was dreadfully distinct, and most terrible of all were the raucous, squawking sounds made by the strangled man's efforts to breathe.
On the ledge of rock above this strange couple there stood three solemn buzzards, who, at the sight of the new comers uttered raucous screams of disappointment and flapped sullenly away.
Brilliantly plumaged birds with raucous voices darted from tree to tree.
Frank Harrogate jumped up and ran across to help him, revolver in hand, but was astounded to hear himself imperatively recalled by the raucous voice of his father, who seemed to be in great agitation.
He rose rigidly from his chair, leaving all the rest sitting, screwed his eyeglass into his eye, and spoke in a raucous undertone as if he had half-forgotten how to speak.