Definition of raunchiness in US English:

raunchiness

noun

informal
  • See raunchy

    • ‘Some of the dancers in the chorus do have the appropriate raunchiness, and all are technically up to the task.’
    • ‘A Caribbean breeziness turns to an unexpected raunchiness in which Woods digs into some honking, bar-walking sax.’
    • ‘While the sound of Too Much Guitar is saturated with raunchiness, beautiful pop melodies often shine through the brutish production.’
    • ‘The raunchiness of the former stands in marked contrast to the poignancy of the latter.’
    • ‘Total raunchiness and bad language in this chapter.’
    • ‘‘Your idea of raunchiness,’ she murmured darkly, ‘would land you in prison.’’

Pronunciation

raunchiness

/ˈrɔn(t)ʃinəs//ˈrôn(t)SHēnəs/