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Thursday, July 29, 1999

Definitions for raucous

  1. Unpleasantly loud and harsh; strident.
  2. Disturbing the public peace; loud and rough.

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Citations for raucous
Where yon wedged line the Nestor leads, Steering north with raucous cry. , Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our culture may be degraded by the instant availability in new media of the raucous, the vulgar and the sensationalist. , The New Statesman Media Lecture
Origin of raucous
1760-1770
Raucous comes from the Latin raucus, meaning hoarse; harsh sounding.
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