rough and noisy; noisily jolly or rowdy; clamorous; unrestrained: the sound of boisterous laughter.
(of waves, weather, wind, etc.) rough and stormy.
Obsolete. rough and massive.
- bois·ter·ous·ly, adverb
- bois·ter·ous·ness, noun
- un·bois·ter·ous, adjective
- un·bois·ter·ous·ly, adverb
- un·bois·ter·ous·ness, noun
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How to use boisterous in a sentence
Tank, the boisterous and bubbly lead singer, and I were speaking about her NPR Tiny Desk win before hitting the stage.Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s Playlist is Pure Friend Goals | Brande Victorian | February 19, 2021 | Essence.com
Then there’s the boisterous Miller, from whom the words flow freely.Dynamic sophomores Ashley Owusu and Diamond Miller are powering an explosive Maryland offense | Kareem Copeland | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
An overshadowed state, not known for much in particular except chemicals, credit cards and other corporations, consistently overshadowed by its more boisterous neighbors.Lovely, little Delaware — long famous for corporations, chickens and credit cards — is ready for its big moment | Karen Heller | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Police have the ability to declare a gathering unlawful, “whenever two or more persons assemble together to do an unlawful act, or do a lawful act in a violent, boisterous, or tumultuous manner,” according to state law.No Unlawful Assembly Charges So Far Following Dozens of Arrests | Brittany Cruz-Fejeran and Ashly McGlone | October 12, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Young people in casual dress swapped business cards and chatted boisterously.
In Benghazi itself, men hang off a seafront wall, clapping and singing boisterously out of tune.
We hurried back to the fire, Maloney talking boisterously about his proposed hunt.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
I am sure I never overflowed quite so boisterously, sighed Mrs. Belding.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
In that mood he would have avoided Captain Zoradus Wass if he had spied that boisterously cheerful mariner in season.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
The others, now that the fire was, out, seemed to think the incident boisterously amusing.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
This connection, like every other I formed; or was led into contrary to my inclination, began rather boisterously.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete | Jean Jacques Rousseau
British Dictionary definitions for boisterous
noisy and lively; unrestrained or unruly
(of the wind, sea, etc) turbulent or stormy
- boisterously, adverb
- boisterousness, noun
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