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roaring

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adjective roar·ing \ˈrȯr-iŋ\

Definition of roaring

  1. 1 :  making or characterized by a sound resembling a roar :  loud <roaring applause>

  2. 2 :  marked by prosperity especially of a temporary nature :  booming

  3. 3 :  great in intensity or degree <in the roaring heat> <a roaring success>

roaringly

adverb

Examples of roaring in a sentence

  1. <a roaring party that annoyed the neighbors mightily>

  2. <the roaring mining town attracted job seekers eager to share in the boom>

14th Century

First Known Use of roaring

14th century


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roaring

adverb roar·ing

Definition of roaring

  1. :  extremely <was roaring hungry — Herman Wouk>

Examples of roaring in a sentence

  1. We had a roaring good time.

  2. <we had a roaring good time at the party>

1697

First Known Use of roaring

1697


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roaring

noun roar·ing

Definition of roaring

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

Circa 1823

First Known Use of roaring

circa 1823



ROARING Defined for English Language Learners

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roaring

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adjective roar·ing \ˈrȯr-iŋ\

Definition of roaring for English Language Learners

  • : very loud, active, or strong


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roaring

adverb roar·ing

Definition of roaring for English Language Learners

  • : extremely or very


ROARING Defined for Kids

roaring

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adjective roar·ing \ˈrȯr-iŋ\

Definition of roaring for Students

  1. :  very active or strong <a roaring business> <a roaring fire>


Medical Dictionary

roaring

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noun roar·ing \-iŋ\

Medical Definition of roaring

  1. :  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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