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1 a rough and often noisy fight usually involving several people
  • they were thrown out of the party after starting a brawl

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2 an often noisy or angry expression of differing opinions
  • the student drama society's decision to put on the controversial play prompted a brawl at the school board meeting

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3 loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound
  • we could hear the brawl of the river rapids ahead of us before we could actually see them

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Synonyms & Antonyms of brawl (Entry 2 of 2)

to express different opinions about something often angrily
  • the Wilsons were always loudly brawling, and the neighbors were always shutting their windows

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The first known use of brawl was in the 15th century

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“Brawl.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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