Raucity
Raucity Rau"ci*ty (r[add]"s[i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. raucitas, from raucus hoarse: cf. F. raucit['e].] Harshness of sound; rough utterance; hoarseness; as, the raucity of a trumpet, or of the human voice. [1913 Webster]

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  • raucity — n. Hoarseness, rough utterance, harshness of sound …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • raucity — rau·ci·ty …   English syllables

  • raucity — səd.ē, ətē, i noun ( es) Etymology: Latin raucitas, from raucus hoarse + itas ity : the quality or state of being raucous …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Aphony — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Aphony >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 aphony aphony aphonia Sgm: N 1 dumbness dumbness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 obmutescence obmutescence Sgm: N 1 absence of voice absence of voice want of voice Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

  • Asperities — Asperity As*per i*ty, n.; pl. {Asperities}. [L. asperitas, fr. asper rough: cf. F. asp[ e]rit[ e].] 1. Roughness of surface; unevenness; opposed to {smoothness}. The asperities of dry bodies. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Roughness or harshness of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asperity — As*per i*ty, n.; pl. {Asperities}. [L. asperitas, fr. asper rough: cf. F. asp[ e]rit[ e].] 1. Roughness of surface; unevenness; opposed to {smoothness}. The asperities of dry bodies. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Roughness or harshness of sound; that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raucous — raucously, adv. raucousness, raucity /raw si tee/, n. /raw keuhs/, adj. 1. harsh; strident; grating: raucous voices; raucous laughter. 2. rowdy; disorderly: a raucous party. [1760 70; < L raucus hoarse, harsh, rough; see OUS] Syn. 1. rough,… …   Universalium

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