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roar

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of roar

  1. 1 a violent shouting <a roar went up from the crowd when the verdict was read> Synonyms howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, noise, outcry, clamor, tumult, uproar, vociferationRelated Words clangor, din, jangle, racket; cri de coeur, outburst, protestNear Antonyms mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuring, rumble, rumbling

  2. 2 loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound <the roar of the machinery in the factory> Synonyms babel, blare, bluster, bowwow, brawl, bruit [archaic], cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, decibel(s), din, discordance, katzenjammer, racket, rattle, noiseRelated Words discord, dissonance; commotion, furor, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, rumpus, tumult, uproar; clatter, jangle; bang, blast, boom, clap, crack, crashNear Antonyms calm, hush, lull; quietude, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility)Antonyms quiet, silence, silentness, still, stillness




roar

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of roar

  1. 1 to make a long loud deep noise or cry <the car's engine roared as it sped away> Synonyms bellow, boom, growl, thunder Related Words grumble, roll, rumble; bang, blare, blast, peal, scream, screech, shriek, squall; bawl, call, cry, holler, hoot, shout, whoop, yell; bell, caterwaul, howl, wail, yowl Near Antonyms grunt, mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper; mewl, pule, squeak, whimper

  2. 2 to speak so as to be heard at a distance <when we arrived at the house we could hear our friend roaring at someone inside, so we discreetly left> Synonyms bawl, bay, bellow, cry, holler, hollo (or halloo also hallo), call, shout, sound off, thunder, vociferate, yellRelated Words crow, whoop; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal; caterwaul, howl, ululate, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; hail; speak out, speak upNear Antonyms breathe, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper

  3. 3 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound <a madcap comedy that had movie audiences roaring all summer long> Synonyms break up, cackle, chortle, chuckle, crack up, giggle, hee-haw, laugh, scream, snicker, titter, twitterRelated Words grin, smileNear Antonyms bawl, blubber, cry, sob, weep; howl, scream, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh




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