bois´ter|ous|ness

bois´ter|ous|ness
bois|ter|ous «BOYS tuhr uhs, -truhs», adjective.
1. noisily cheerful: »

The room was filled with boisterous laughter.

SYNONYM(S): exuberant.
2. rough and stormy; violent: »

a boisterous wind.

SYNONYM(S): strong, turbulent.
3. rough and noisy: »

a boisterous child.

SYNONYM(S): clamorous.
[Middle English boistrous, earlier boistous rough]
bois´ter|ous|ly, adverb.
bois´ter|ous|ness, noun.

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  • bois´ter|ous|ly — bois|ter|ous «BOYS tuhr uhs, truhs», adjective. 1. noisily cheerful: »The room was filled with boisterous laughter. SYNONYM(S): exuberant. 2. rough and stormy; violent: »a boisterous wind. SYNONYM(S): strong, turbulent. 3. ro …   Useful english dictionary

  • bois|ter|ous — «BOYS tuhr uhs, truhs», adjective. 1. noisily cheerful: »The room was filled with boisterous laughter. SYNONYM(S): exuberant. 2. rough and stormy; violent: »a boisterous wind. SYNONYM(S): strong, turbulent. 3. ro …   Useful english dictionary

  • bois — bois; bois·ter·ous; bois·ter·ous·ly; bois·ter·ous·ness; haut·bois; …   English syllables

  • boisterousness — bois·ter·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • boisterous — bois•ter•ous [[t]ˈbɔɪ stər əs, strəs[/t]] adj. 1) cvb rough and noisy: boisterous laughter[/ex] 2) (of waves, wind, etc.) turbulent and stormy 3) Obs. coarse and massive • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME boistrous, ME boistous crude bois′ter•ous•ly,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Boisterousness — Bois ter*ous*ness, n. The state or quality of being boisterous; turbulence; disorder; tumultuousness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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