raucous

[ raw-kuhs ]
/ ˈrɔ kəs /

adjective

harsh; strident; grating: raucous voices; raucous laughter.
rowdy; disorderly: a raucous party.

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Origin of raucous

1760–70; <Latin raucus hoarse, harsh, rough; see -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM raucous

rau·cous·ly, adverbrau·cous·ness, rau·ci·ty [raw-si-tee], /ˈrɔ sɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for raucous

raucous
/ (ˈrɔːkəs) /

adjective

(of voices, cries, etc) harshly or hoarsely loud

Derived forms of raucous

raucously, adverbraucousness or rare raucity (ˈrɔːsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for raucous

C18: from Latin raucus hoarse
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