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RAUCOUS

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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]

Meaning:

Unpleasantly loud and harsh

Synonyms:

raucous; strident

Similar:

cacophonic; cacophonous (having an unpleasant sound)


Sense 2raucous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Disturbing the public peace; loud and rough

Synonyms:

rowdy; raucous

Context examples:

a raucous party / rowdy teenagers

Similar:

disorderly (undisciplined and unruly)


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