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raucous

adjective

  1. (cacophonous)  unpleasantly loud and harsh
    Synonyms: strident. Similar to: cacophonous
  2. (disorderly)  disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
    Synonyms: rowdy. Similar to: disorderly

Etymology summary

Latin raucus "hoarse", related to ravus "hoarse", from Proto-Indo-European...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Raucous Records

a British record label focusing on rockabilly, psychobilly, rock and roll, and surf music. The label has released albums such as "Between The Polecats" by The Polecats, "Rock 'n' Roll Fever" by Jay Chance, "Rockabilly Express" by Gary Setzer and Barry ... (41 of 271 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

raucous [voices, cries, etc] | raucid [synonym] | raucously [adverb, derived]

harshly or hoarsely loud (4 of 414 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/raucous

Merriam-Webster:

raucous | hoarse [synonym, sense-specific] | hell-raising [synonym, sense-specific] | knockabout [synonym, sense-specific] | rambunctious [synonym, sense-specific] | boisterous [synonym, sense-specific] | robustious [synonym, sense-specific] | roisterous [synonym, sense-specific] | rollicking [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

disagreeably harsh or strident; "hoarse" | boisterously disorderly (7 of 279 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/raucous

Oxford Dictionary:

raucous | raucously [derived] | raucousness [derived]

making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise (9 of 50 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/raucous

Macmillan British Dictionary:

raucous | raucously [adverb, related]

rude, noisy, and violent | a raucous voice or noise is loud and sounds rough (14 of 42 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/raucous

New World Dictionary:

raucous | raucously [adverb, related] | raucousness [noun, related]

hoarse; rough-sounding | loud and rowdy (5 of 37 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/raucous

Cambridge Dictionary:

raucous | raucously [adverb, derived] | raucousness [noun, derived]

loud and unpleasant (3 of 33 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/raucous

American Heritage Dictionary:

raucous | raucously [adverb, related] | raucousness [noun, related] | raucity [noun, related]

Rough-sounding and harsh | Boisterous and disorderly (6 of 31 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/raucous

Wiktionary:

raucous | rowdy [synonym, sense-specific]

Harsh and rough-sounding. | Disorderly and boisterous. | loud and annoying (9 of 28 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/raucous

Random House Dictionary:

raucous

harsh; strident; grating. | rowdy; disorderly. (5 of 19 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/raucous

Encarta Dictionary:

raucous

loud and harsh-sounding | characterized by loud noise, shouting, and ribald laughter (11 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861727327​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

raucous

First use: 1769

Origin: Latin raucus "hoarse", related to ravus "hoarse", from Proto-Indo-European echoic base *reu- "make hoarse cries" (compare ... (17 of 58 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

raucous

Origin: Latin raucus from Indo-European echoic base *reu-, to give hoarse cries, mutter derives Latin rumor, Old English reon, to lament

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Merriam-Webster:

raucous

First use: 1769

Origin: Latin raucus hoarse; akin to Latin ravis hoarseness

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/raucous

Oxford Dictionary:

raucous

First use: mid 18th century

Origin: Latin raucus "hoarse" + "-ous"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/raucous

Collins Dictionary:

raucous [voices, cries, etc]

First use: 18th century

Origin: from Latin raucus hoarse

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/raucous

Wiktionary:

raucous

Origin: Latin raucus (hoarse, husky, raucous)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/raucous

American Heritage Dictionary:

raucous

Origin: From Latin raucus.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/raucous

Encarta Dictionary:

raucous

First use: Mid-18th century

Origin: Latin raucus "hoarse"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861727327​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

raucous [voices, cries, etc]

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "raucous"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

raucous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "raucous"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

raucous

Audio: British English pronunciation of "raucous"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

raucous

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "raucous"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "raucous"

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the Free Dictionary:

raucous

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "raucous"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "raucous" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

raucous

Audio: English pronunciation of "raucous"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

raucous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "raucous"

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YourDictionary Audio:

raucous

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "raucous" by speech synthesizer

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