[ UK /ɹˈɔːkəs/ ]
[ US /ˈɹɔkəs/ ]
  1. disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
    rowdy teenagers
    a raucous party
  2. unpleasantly loud and harsh
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How To Use raucous In A Sentence

  • The most raucous celebrations of an overdue renaissance are scheduled for the south of France next month. Times, Sunday Times
  • The absolute clarity of the orchestral texture allowed for the sometimes jarring harmonies and raucous percussion effects to be highlighted.
  • Like most pop music, this song transitions from a relatively calm verse to a more raucous chorus.
  • This was rugby's musclebound equivalent of the raucous stag party. Times, Sunday Times
  • But the younger sister was an actress even then; loud, raucous and playing to the crowd.
  • Someone in the hushed bar suddenly laughed raucously at how stupid everyone had become.
  • There's betrayal, murder, raucous feasts, flamenco dancing and the occasional talking tree.
  • For local entertainment you would have to hire the raucously energetic rock group that rehearses in the village hall.
  • They ended their set by standing on their amps and jumped off them while playing one loud raucous power chord.
  • What he and others needed was a vocalist - raucous, untempered, impelling release and therefore relief - not a novelist onanistically stroking his phrases.
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