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raucous

(raw′kŭs) [L. raucus, hoarse]
Hoarse, harsh, as the sound of a voice.
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Yet away from the circus and the spoken word, the Edinburgh Central Mosque will once again host an exhibition offering respite from the Fringe's famous raucousness. This year, the Islamic Festival will be an official part of the Fringe - yet organizers have had to overcome more problems than ever to ensure the exhibition is ready to open its doors.
The Scottish double act, in Whitley tonight, have carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans new and old.
As for quelling her raucousness, let's just say her persistence was admirable.
Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge success across the globe as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and singA[degrees]along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has entertained fans new and old, their bio says.
"Emma Donoghue is some kind of chameleon," the San Francisco Chronicle reviewer marvels; her shift from the dark, claustrophobic Room, with its child and sexual abuse theme, to the rich raucousness of Frog Music, is nothing short of astounding.
The children respond to this news with similar raucousness, with cheers for England and the U.S.
It's a sloppy, off-kilter explosion of raucousness, with little sense of direction and poor table manners.
Blues responded, feeding off their energy and raucousness.
Last Saturday's cordon succeeded, the 30-odd Real Ale Trailers toned down the raucousness when they approached the station and glimpsed the hi-vis tabards.
While the rest of us recover from the New Year's festivities, the Browns are in a party mood as they celebrate the baptism of Dermot and Maria's triplets - which of course calls for three times the normal amount of raucousness.
Though their sounds are on different ends of the rock spectrum, there is a gutsy raucousness in both their voices.