raucity


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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.

raucity

the state or quality of sounding hoarse or harsh. — raucous, adj.
See also: Sound