Definition of raucous:
unharmonious, cacophonous, blatant, disorderly, rough, scratchy, dry, unruly, continuant, grinding, unmusical, earsplitting, husky, loud, raspy, loud, gruff, vociferous, squawky, sounds, blaring, clamant, rough, clamorous, sibilant, fricative, dry, sharp, strident, drunk, boisterous, cacophonic, spirant, rowdy.
- conflicting (part of speech: adjective)
- shrill (part of speech: adjective)
The tempered language of a decade later than the play is not in keeping with the raucous satire directed at the three women playwrights and the rival actors at Lincoln's Inn Fields that must have kept the audience in a roar of laughter.
- "The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel", Baroness Orczy.
- "The Readjustment", Will Irwin.