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Topic: COLOURS AND SOUNDS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Latin
Origin: raucus

raucous

adjective
     
rau‧cous
1C sounding unpleasantly loud:
He burst into raucous laughter.
raucous cheers
2 impolite, noisy, and violent:
A group of raucous students spilled out of the bar.
The atmosphere became increasingly raucous.
raucously adverb
WORD FOCUS: loud WORD FOCUS: loud
similar words: noisy, booming, raucous, rowdy

extremely loud: deafening, earsplitting, thunderous


See also
loud
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