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roaring

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adjective roar·ing \ ˈrȯr-iŋ \

Definition of roaring

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

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

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First Known Use of roaring

14th century


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roaring

adverb

Definition of roaring

: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

First Known Use of roaring

1678


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roaring

noun

Definition of roaring

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

Recent Examples of roaring from the Web

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First Known Use of roaring

1813



ROARING Defined for English Language Learners

roaring

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adjective

Definition of roaring for English Language Learners

  • : very loud, active, or strong


roaring

adverb

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

: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

: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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