Boisterous - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbɔɪstərəs|  American pronunciation of the word boisterous
Brit.  |ˈbɔɪst(ə)rəs|  British pronunciation of the word boisterous


- noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline(syn: rambunctious, robustious, rumbustious, unruly)

a boisterous crowd

- full of rough and exuberant animal spirits(syn: knockabout)

boisterous practical jokes

- violently agitated and turbulent(syn: fierce, rough)

boisterous winds and waves


A large and boisterous crowd attended the concert.

...the fans at the baseball game became particularly boisterous after the home run...

a class of boisterous five year olds

...the laughable, boisterous antics of the circus clowns...

He buffeted for a long time with the boisterous waves.

...the word “robustious” is probably a conflation of “robust” and “boisterous”...

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