Raucous is an adjective that describes something which is loud and unpleasant to listen to. Harsh, grating, disorderly, rowdy, rough.


  1. A ‘raucous’ noise appeared from the car when the brakes were slammed.
  2. The ‘raucous’ group of individuals who were roaming the streets at night caused a great deal of disturbance to the residents.
  3. He may have been a ‘raucous’ individual, however whatever he spoke was the blunt truth.

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