Pronunciation: (rônch, ränch), [key]
1. smuttiness or vulgarity; crudeness; obscenity: porno magazines and other purveyors of raunch.
2. slovenliness; grubbiness.
3. an earthy, raw musical style derived from blues and gospel: a singer who can go easily from raunch to rock.
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