roaring

adjective
roar·​ing | \ ˈrȯr-iŋ How to pronounce roaring (audio) \

Definition of roaring

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : making or characterized by a sound resembling a roar : loud roaring applause
2 : marked by prosperity especially of a temporary nature : booming
3 : great in intensity or degree in the roaring heat a roaring success

roaring

adverb

Definition of roaring (Entry 2 of 3)

: extremely was roaring hungry— Herman Wouk

roaring

noun

Definition of roaring (Entry 3 of 3)

: noisy inhalation in a horse especially upon exercising that is caused by paralysis and muscular atrophy of part of the larynx

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Other Words from roaring

Adjective

roaringly adverb

Examples of roaring in a Sentence

Adjective a roaring party that annoyed the neighbors mightily the roaring mining town attracted job seekers eager to share in the boom Adverb We had a roaring good time. we had a roaring good time at the party
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective What hard rock needed was a rip-roaring, full-on party band that could fill a stadium with shameless ecstasy. Kyle Smith, National Review, "Van Halen’s Sound of Sex," 6 Oct. 2020 His announcement spurred a roaring round of applause from the concert crowd. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Stevie Wonder will have kidney transplant surgery in September," 6 July 2019 The first of the four Warner Bros. movies, 2014's The Lego Movie, got off to a roaring start, netting $468 million worldwide and rave reviews on a budget of $60 million. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "Why Universal beat Warner Bros. for the Lego movie franchise," 23 Apr. 2020 His new push for giving is not off to a roaring start. Owen Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Jack Dorsey comes out as a philanthropist," 8 Apr. 2020 Ending at the Horine Conference Center, where there will be a roaring fire, hot beverages, mocktails, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "From romantic dinners to Galentine's Day, here are 30+ ways to celebrate Valentine's Day," 4 Feb. 2020 On most campuses, the season would be viewed a roaring success. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "Why Alabama, Nick Saban could dread playing Michigan football in Citrus Bowl," 8 Dec. 2019 Stocks got the New Year off to a roaring start Thursday with more solid gains and record highs for major U.S. indexes, following up on a strong finish to 2019. Washington Post, "Wall Street gets 2020 off to a solid start with more records," 2 Jan. 2020 His first large transaction was a roaring success: In 1962, Lazard bought Avis, then a small auto rental company. BostonGlobe.com, "Felix Rohatyn, Wall Street wizard who helped save NYC from bankruptcy, dies at 91 - The Boston Globe," 16 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The warm hues and glossy materials were especially appealing when set against the backdrop of a roaring fire and towering pine tree already decked out in flashing lights. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Is Ready For The Holiday Season," 17 Nov. 2020 Just picture all of this indoor winter magic amid the backdrop of a roaring fire. Amy Mitchell, Country Living, "When Is the First Day of Winter in 2020?," 16 Nov. 2020 Those of us who live in New York and are silly enough to get emotional about mass-participation sporting events had plenty of advance notice that there would be no roaring, 26.2-mile carnival in the streets this year. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "The New York City Marathon Lives On," 3 Nov. 2020 Snow covered evergreens, snow on the ground, a tent hidden slightly in the trees of our clearing, a good size fire roaring, and you in my arms. Tracy Smith, CBS News, "Did a love triangle ultimatum lead to murder?," 31 Oct. 2020 In good news, at least, the RTX 3070 gets off to a roaring start by rendering its 2019 sibling, the RTX 2070 Super, moot. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Nvidia RTX 3070 review: AMD’s stopwatch just started ticking a lot louder," 27 Oct. 2020 Campbell recalled the roaring flames and the blasting noise of the incoming fire trucks. Nisa Khan, Detroit Free Press, "Tip Toe Shoes' beloved cat found dead after fire destroys the store," 19 Oct. 2020 The Moses Morningstar Cemetery is hardly peaceful, with Beltway traffic roaring past just beyond the bamboo grove. Washington Post, "Maryland Beltway expansion might require moving part of historical African American cemetery," 17 Oct. 2020 Those were the plaintive words that moderator Susan Page of USA Today employed dozens of times as Pence blew through the debate time limits like a vice presidential limousine roaring through stoplights. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "A Petulant Trump Squanders His Best Chance for a Breakthrough," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of roaring

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1678, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of roaring was in the 14th century

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13 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Roaring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roaring. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for roaring

roaring

adjective
How to pronounce roaring (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of roaring

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: very loud, active, or strong

roaring

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of roaring (Entry 2 of 2)

informal : extremely or very

roaring

adjective
roar·​ing | \ ˈrȯr-iŋ How to pronounce roaring (audio) \

Kids Definition of roaring

: very active or strong a roaring business a roaring fire

roaring

noun
roar·​ing | \ -iŋ How to pronounce roaring (audio) \

Medical Definition of roaring

: noisy inhalation in a horse especially upon exercising that is caused by paralysis and muscular atrophy of part of the larynx — compare grunting, thick wind

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