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raucous

(raw′kŭs) [L. raucus, hoarse]
Hoarse, harsh, as the sound of a voice.
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It's a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and, as a result, we have petty crime, some disorder and raucousness at night.
His plays' repeated focus on families in crisis invite a universal applicability to the human condition while at the same time his particularized human voices ring out with the raucousness of life, making Shakespeare a ripe source for both normative and aberrant imaginings, with the latter so influential on alternate, secondary but important forms of human characterization.
They have hotel rooms above the bar, but the front desk warns you in advance that you might not get much sleep because of the late-night raucousness.
In fact, the kind of carnivalesque atmosphere of many gay events--a raucousness you so sniffily turn away from--is exactly the antidote to the serious work that needs to be performed.
This video provides a great deal in a short time without raucousness or unnecessary distractions.
I'm not necessarily talking about hooliganism, but there could be some raucousness, a culture clash which sets the English apart from the other fans and puts them in a bad light.
Such raucousness has branded cuckoos as "brain-fever" birds.
Regardless of the raucousness of some of Hemingway Days Festival social events, and the uncertain relationship to the author of a few others, the literary standards of the Writers' Workshop were high.
Set during a time of pure raucousness, grandiose personalities and colossal revolution, players will focus on eight purveyors of attitude during the famed television "Monday Night Wars," including WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin.
It's a Halloween spectacle of a show, rife with energy, outlandishness and a sense of straight-up, unadulterated raucousness.
Although well shaped generally, and culminating in a cogently argued effulgent passacaglia, the first two movements lacked the composer's autumnal warmth, and the scherzo was marred by a jocundity of almost Falstaffian raucousness.