Raucous is an adjective that describes something which is loud and unpleasant to listen to. Harsh, grating, disorderly, rowdy, rough.
- A ‘raucous’ noise appeared from the car when the brakes were slammed.
- The ‘raucous’ group of individuals who were roaming the streets at night caused a great deal of disturbance to the residents.
- He may have been a ‘raucous’ individual, however whatever he spoke was the blunt truth.