Raucous Rau"cous (r[add]"k[u^]s), a. [L. raucus.] Hoarse; harsh; rough; as, a raucous, thick tone. ``His voice slightly raucous.'' --Aytoun. -- {Rau"cous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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