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 Dictionary entry overview: What does raucous mean? 

RAUCOUS (adjective)
  The adjective RAUCOUS has 2 senses:

1. unpleasantly loud and harsh
2. disturbing the public peace; loud and rough

  Familiarity information: RAUCOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RAUCOUS (adjective)

Sense 1raucous [BACK TO TOP]


Unpleasantly loud and harsh


raucous; strident


cacophonic; cacophonous (having an unpleasant sound)

Sense 2raucous [BACK TO TOP]


Disturbing the public peace; loud and rough


rowdy; raucous

Context examples:

a raucous party / rowdy teenagers


disorderly (undisciplined and unruly)

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