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roar

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verb \ˈrȯr\

Simple Definition of roar

  • : to make the loud sound of a wild animal (such as a lion)

  • : to make a long, loud sound

  • : to laugh loudly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of roar

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to utter or emit a full loud prolonged sound b :  to sing or shout with full force

  3. 2 a :  to make or emit a loud confused sound (as background reverberation or rumbling) b :  to laugh loudly

  4. 3 a :  to be boisterous or disorderly b :  to proceed or rush with great noise or commotion

  5. 4 :  to make a loud noise during inhalation (as that of a horse affected with roaring)

  6. transitive verb
  7. 1 :  to utter or proclaim with a roar

  8. 2 :  to cause to roar

Examples of roar in a sentence

  1. We heard a lion roar in the distance.

  2. The joke got the crowd roaring.

  3. The crowd roared its approval.

  4. She roared at him for being late.



Origin and Etymology of roar

Middle English roren, from Old English rārian; akin to Old High German rērēn to bleat


First Known Use: before 12th century


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roar

noun

Simple Definition of roar

  • : the loud sound of a wild animal (such as a lion)

  • : a loud, low sound that continues for a long time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of roar

  1. 1 :  the deep cry of a wild animal (as a lion)

  2. 2 :  a loud deep cry (as of pain or anger)

  3. 3 :  a loud continuous confused sound <the roar of the crowd>

  4. 4 :  a boisterous outcry

Examples of roar in a sentence

  1. the roar of the airplane engines

  2. the roar of the river



14th Century

First Known Use of roar

14th century



ROAR Defined for Kids

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roar

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verb \ˈrȯr\

Definition of roar for Students

roared

roaring

  1. 1 :  to make a long loud sound <The engine roared.>

  2. 2 :  to laugh loudly

  3. 3 :  to say loudly <“Bread is never free, boy,” he roared. — Avi, Crispin>

  4. 4 :  to move with a loud noise <… all jumped into the sheriff's car and roared away … — Robert McCloskey, Homer Price>




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roar

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noun

Definition of roar for Students

  1. :  a long shout, bellow, or loud noise





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