boisterous


bois·ter·ous

adjective \ˈbi-st(ə-)rəs\

: very noisy and active in a lively way

Full Definition of BOISTEROUS

1
obsolete
a :  coarse
b :  durable, strong
c :  massive
2
a :  noisily turbulent :  rowdy
b :  marked by or expressive of exuberance and high spirits
3
bois·ter·ous·ly adverb
bois·ter·ous·ness noun

Examples of BOISTEROUS

  1. A large and boisterous crowd attended the concert.
  2. <the fans at the baseball game became particularly boisterous after the home run>
  3. The crowd was young and boisterous, the cheeseburgers were juicy and perfectly charred, and the place was always packed. —Jonathan Black, Saveur, October 2007

Origin of BOISTEROUS

Middle English boistous crude, clumsy, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BOISTEROUS

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