raucity

raucous

[raw-kuhs]
adjective
1.
harsh; strident; grating: raucous voices; raucous laughter.
2.
rowdy; disorderly: a raucous party.

Origin:
1760–70; < Latin raucus hoarse, harsh, rough; see -ous

raucously, adverb
raucousness, raucity [raw-si-tee] , noun


1. rough, jarring, raspy.


1. soft, mellow, dulcet.
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raucous (ˈrɔːkəs)
 
adj
(of voices, cries, etc) harshly or hoarsely loud
 
[C18: from Latin raucus hoarse]
 
'raucously
 
adv
 
'raucousness
 
n
 
raucity
 
n

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raucous
1769, from L. raucus "hoarse," related to ravus "hoarse," from PIE echoic base *reu- "make hoarse cries" (cf. Skt. rayati "barks," ravati "roars;" Gk. oryesthai "to howl, roar;" L. racco "a roar;" O.C.S. rjevo "I roar;" Lith. rekti "roar;" O.E. rarian "to wail, bellow"). M.E. had rauc, in the same sense,
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