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noun     rave pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a very large party, where people dance to music and sometimes take illegal drugs. This type of party was very popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] music the type of music played at raves, especially forms of techno and hardcore
  2. 2
    [countable] informal a report that praises something or someone in a very enthusiastic way
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