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Definition unpleasantly loud and harsh
  • Raising raucous cries, the crows soar down to all parts of the city like dive bombers.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • ] Their song is charming —a bit raucous perhaps, but it does have charm!
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • The sea outside was a raucous blue, dusted with tiny whitecaps.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Dimly he heard Saphira bugle and the warriors cheering raucously around them.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He played guitar in a garage band—at the school's annual talent show, they played a raucous take on "House of the Rising Sun.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • When the raucous scream of a seagull woke her, Hilde got out of bed.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • They left the lazy, insect-humming air of the bayou behind and landed in bustling, raucous New Orleans.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Vera said with a raucous laugh: "Cold?
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • By the time she made it to the Great Hall, it was raucous with a few thousand Circlers.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There came another flash of trumpets and a raucous sound upon the air.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • And he felt like a mother seal, yes, a mother, not some raucous coughing bull or whatever the male is called—he would have to look it up.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I think about all that great early punk and the raucous paintings I used to do.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Their racy humor, raucous laughter, and breezy, unearned intimacy with me make me a little nervous.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Dunbar shouted at him emphatically in a voice rising clearly above the raucous commotion.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Helen burst into a raucous angry laugh, looking at his sullen face, and prodding him roughly with her big fingers.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • He is so much like me when I was ten, so unlike our Mitt, whom Lelia and my father and I let raucously trample over all our custom and ceremony.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • His deep, raucous voice had thrilled them as it uttered the word of belief and submission.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Enormous buildings stretched to the sky in the distance while raucous traffic whizzed through Greenwich Village streets.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The wind blew from off the water to the northwest and swept raucously down Hill Street.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • As they were making a way round the raucous tables Turner saw a naval party coming along the front and stopped to watch.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement

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