Examples of raucous in a Sentence
He stepped over one man, avoided a raucous group of inebriated merchant seamen staggering for their boats, ran up his steps into the large foyer … —James Clavell, Gai-Jin, 1994
The scene was reminiscent of a college fraternity reunion, with plenty of backslapping, joking, hugging and raucous laughter. —Lewis Beale, Chicago Tribune, 15 Feb. 1987
On the ledge of rock above this strange couple there stood three solemn buzzards, who, at the sight of the new comers uttered raucous screams of disappointment and flapped sullenly away. —Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, 1887
the partying neighbors kept up their raucous laughter half the night
Recent Examples of raucous from the Web
Thanks to fear of crime, the district’s raucous overnight parties have largely given way to afternoon brunches.
The raucous crowd set the tone for a fiesty match between the two rival clubs, one in which referees issued 23 fouls and four yellow cards.
DDC embraces decadence with rich food, free-flowing cocktails, endless oysters, and a raucous afterparty.
Jarrett, wearing a friendly tan suit, received a tremendous ovation from the raucous Impact Zone crowd, when introduced by TNA Wrestling original Jeremy Borash, who wore two hats of his own during the show.
Particularly given the current climate in France — its fragmented political landscape, its high unemployment rate, its heavily armed security forces walking the streets — the raucous ovation Ms. Kawakubo received was fully merited.
TNT's breakout drama Animal Kingdom is back for Season 2, with the wily, raucous Cody family returning for more hijinks and crime.
President Trump returned to familiar rhetorical territory during a raucous campaign-style rally in Iowa on Wednesday night, repeating exaggerations and falsehoods about health care, jobs, taxes, foreign policy and his own record.
A raucous trial resulted in a clean verdict: Miller’s tale was art, not porn.
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Origin and Etymology of raucous
Latin raucus hoarse; akin to Latin ravis hoarseness
First Known Use: 1769See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of raucous
RAUCOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of raucous for English Language Learners
: loud and unpleasant to listen to
: behaving in a very rough and noisy way
RAUCOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of raucous for Students
1 : loud and harsh raucous laughter
2 : behaving in a rough and noisy way a raucous crowd
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