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Making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise.‘raucous youths’
harsh, strident, screeching, squawky, squawking, sharp, grating, discordant, dissonant, inharmonious, unmelodious, jarring, brassyrowdy, noisy, boisterous, roisterous, unruly, disorderly, wildView synonyms
- ‘It's a big, bad, wonderful city - loud, raucous, and nasty, but it's also kind and dear.’
- ‘It was noisy, it was raucous, but at no time was there any trouble.’
- ‘James had a loud, raucous laugh and a terrific sense of humour.’
- ‘But the younger sister was an actress even then; loud, raucous and playing to the crowd.’
- ‘I am going to close my window to shut out the noise of raucous laughter coming from across the channel.’
- ‘Wash shoved through the doors and into a dim lighting and raucous noise of the saloon.’
- ‘Before entering, however, he was drawn to a nearby building by the sound of loud, raucous voices.’
- ‘It stopped dead in the middle of the road with a raucous screech of the brakes.’
- ‘However, we were met with a raucous noise purporting to be music, and fairground stalls.’
- ‘He was unprepared for the loud cheers from a raucous crowd that greeted him when he exited the restroom.’
- ‘It was a noisy, raucous place, but many a sailor was proud to say they were a part of it.’
- ‘Yet as soon as the young are hatched out, the bird loses its beautiful voice and schools its young with a harsh, raucous call.’
- ‘The wildness of the charge sent shock waves through a non-violent, if raucous protest culture.’
- ‘She threw the keys back and forth, causing them to fill the air with raucous noise.’
- ‘Nothing startling, then, just a solid album for those who like their female vocalists neither too poppy nor raw and raucous.’
- ‘Suddenly, Nicky began to laugh, a loud and raucous sound it was, almost making you feel ashamed to be next to him.’
- ‘This Opera comes with a heavy bassline, a raucous bellow that would drown the loudest baritone.’
- ‘The atmosphere gets high spirited - with heckling and raucous laughter.’
- ‘Occasionally, I can hear a car drive past or the raucous squawk of a seagull in search of a discarded fish supper.’
- ‘They ended their set by standing on their amps and jumped off them while playing one loud raucous power chord.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin raucus ‘hoarse’ + -ous.
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