1: disagreeably harsh or strident: HOARSEraucous voices

2:¬†boisterously disorderly ‚Ķ¬†raucous¬†frontier town‚ÄĒ Truman Capote


This word as found in the passage ” Brooklyn Was Mine”, by Chris Knutsen¬†and Valerie Steiker. In the sentence in which the word was found in, the author writes,” Then, the letters stop. In the first days without¬†her raucous¬†writing voice and her panoramic¬†gaze, I felt a little lost.”

The author uses the word raucous is used to describe Lucy’s writing voice as loud and harsh.

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