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
Seven months since the tightest federal race in the country made Rep. Darrell Issa the most vulnerable member of Congress, the Vista Republican headed to a stronghold of his district for another raucous town hall meeting Saturday.
Buoyed by a raucous hometown crowd, the reappearance of a confident Pekka Rinne, and offensive contributions from their third and fourth lines, the Nashville Predators had a decisive 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
The Cavs were blown out by Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, much to the delight of a raucous Warriors crowd — and to the chagrin of Rihanna, chirping and pointing from her courtside seat and again backstage after the game.
Mr. Gorin, speaking at a news conference with Ms. Griffin that had several raucous moments, argued that the investigation should not have been initiated.
His town hall meeting in Covington Wednesday (May 31) was hardly as raucous as that February gathering in Metairie, but the capacity crowd nonetheless came with pointed questions, mostly about health care.
Wednesday’s forum was more sedate than a raucous one in February in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie.
Sacramento will also be represented in this raucous mix with sets by The Losin’ Streaks and FM Knives.
But over the course of a raucous century, Irvine goes downhill.
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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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