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

After joining Torino for €8m in 2018, Armando Izzo has earned himself a strong reputation as one of Serie A's finest defenders after a rip-roaring debut campaign in northern Italy. SI.com, "5 Harry Maguire Equivalents From Around Europe Who Would Cost Far Less Than the Leicester Man," 3 July 2019 The hosts had a roaring bonfire going on our arrival and delivered hot coffee and fresh fruit to us for a breakfast-in-air-bed. NBC News, "The case for the long weekend, summer road trip," 21 June 2019 This year’s season got off to a roaring start more than a month ago in Durango, Colorado, where the 416 Fire has burned more than 50,000 acres in the San Juan National Forest. Jordan Golson, WIRED, "The Sooty, Swirling Logistics of Fighting 2018's First Major Wildfire," 5 July 2018 The five-time champions, fearing Neymar the whole game, got off to a roaring start but slowly faded against a very organized Swiss side that snatched away a point from the Brazilians. Juan Pimiento, chicagotribune.com, "Spain, Portugal thrill, Mexico, Iceland suprise and the best of the World Cup weekend," 17 June 2018 Verlander exited to a roaring ovation from the 34,297 who bought a ticket inside Minute Maid Park, a minuscule number yet again on the scoreboard behind him. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Homesick: Astros' woes at MMP continue with shutout loss to Rangers," 12 May 2018 Lempicka hit her stride as an artist during the roaring twenties, with her distinctive pieces mixing elements of Cubism and neoclassical styles. refinery29.com, "Google Honors Tamara de Lempicka, A Leading Painter Of The Roaring Twenties," 16 May 2018 None of those first-half trips are particularly long, but still, the Ravens will be hard-pressed to jump off to a roaring start. baltimoresun.com, "Instant analysis of the Ravens' 2018 schedule," 19 Apr. 2018 What should be a memorable week for Xavier basketball is off to a roaring start. Patrick Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "Xavier basketball earns program-best No. 3 ranking," 26 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The others, who were in the lower sleeping deck, likely got trapped when the roaring blaze blocked their escape routes, authorities have said. Chris Boyette, CNN, "Crew members of doomed diving boat tell investigators they tried to save passengers," 5 Sep. 2019 As is often the case with these movies, a smaller, livelier entertainment is nested inside the roaring, clanking digital machinery. New York Times, "Review: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Is the Latest Iron Man Movie," 27 June 2019 The blaze ignited at the Anantara Villas, 1850 El Camino Real, just after 11 a.m. Friday, but firefighters were able to douse the flames by 1:30 p.m. One worker injured his leg when jumping from scaffolding to escape the roaring flames. Erin Baldassari, The Mercury News, "Fire officials will continue to monitor site of massive Santa Clara blaze," 29 June 2019 And can toys themselves start to grow up, even become parents, as Woody does to Forky (in a manner of speaking)? Toy Story 4 fits these ideas into a rip-roaring, 100-minute running time, polished with the usual Pixar sheen. David Sims, The Atlantic, "A Plaything Made Out of Trash Is the Real Star of Toy Story 4," 13 June 2019 There's a breathlessness to most of his bars that conveys an almost absurd urgency, but a confidence that sells the Detroit native as a roaring, slightly unhinged new genre breakout. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 50 Best Albums of 2019 (So Far): Staff Picks," 3 June 2019 Qianbaihui Yang has pointed a microphone at a roaring, spitting jaguar, walked alongside biting camels and stood near a pack of playful, loud elephants—all to capture realistic sound effects. Chip Cutter, WSJ, "Meet the Sound Editor Bringing ‘Toy Story 4’ Characters to Life," 10 May 2019 But having run out of offshore sand, many towns in southern Florida are left with no choice but to dig their sand from inland quarries and haul it to the coast one roaring, diesel-spewing truck at a time. Vince Beiser, WSJ, "The Battle for Our Beaches," 19 July 2018 Alas, unless the roaring creature is eliminated (or wins!), Masked Singer viewers will have to keep tuning in and putting clues together to see who is correct. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "This Fan Theory About Who the Lion Is on 'The Masked Singer' Is 100% Correct," 12 Jan. 2019

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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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More Definitions for roaring

roaring

adjective

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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