Boisterous is a word used to describe someone spirited, loud, and slightly out of control — like someone with a spring in their step and a song in their heart singing to strangers on the street.

  • Pronunciation: / sɝ'veləns/
  • English description: noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
  • Synonyms: rambunctious
  • Chinese Translation:  喧闹的(xuan1 nao4 de)
  • Spanish Translation: bullicioso
  • ORIGIN: Boisterous means "loud, clamorous, and unrestrained." Think of children on a playground or a popular restaurant or a litter of puppies as boisterous. This word, which comes from Middle English, can also refer to very intense storms. You could call a hurricane boisterous, but you will most likely hear this word used to describe people.


  • Several small cameras appear as I am propelled to the centre of their smiling, boisterous group.
  • But until now, the band’s boisterous momentum always held grim thoughts at bay.

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