Definition of raucous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrɔːkəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɔːkəs//
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sounding loud and rough raucous laughter a raucous voice a group of raucous young men They grew more and more raucous as the evening went on. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from Latin raucus ‘hoarse’ + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: raucous