a. harsh and rough-sounding; disturbing public peace; loud and rough
The raucous crowd of New Year's Eve revelers got progressively noisier as midnight drew near.
He elicited raucous cheers, fist pumps and even a few “amens” at a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Merrimack when he chided Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for suggesting that to defend one’s house, people could fire a shotgun in the air.
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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.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Scarcely a moment had passed before the pair were plunged in slumber and emitting the most raucous snores; to which their master (next door) responded with snores of a whistling and nasal order.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context