from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Rough-sounding and harsh: raucous laughter.
- adj. Boisterous and disorderly: "the raucous give and take of American democracy” ( Charles Kuralt).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Harsh and rough-sounding.
- adj. Disorderly and boisterous.
- adj. loud and annoying
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Hoarse; harsh; rough.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Hoarse; harsh; croaking in sound: as, a raucous voice or cry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
- adj. unpleasantly loud and harsh
From Latin raucus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin raucus (hoarse, husky, raucous) (Wiktionary)