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 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 Climbing up a ladder, Allen received a roaring ovation from the tens of thousands of fans at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Boy with Down syndrome steals hearts as band conductor at a Louisville football game," 21 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Only 18 hours out of the Cocos Islands, a roaring storm caused Dove’s mast to buckle. Karen Carmichael, National Geographic, "Set sail with these 10 books about epic ocean voyages," 9 Sep. 2020 The centerpiece of the exhibit is a golden gown; the sort of immeasurably elegant thing that Erte might have dreamed up in the roaring 20s. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "New Ogden museum exhibit captures the dreadful 2020 gestalt with bullets, blood and tears," 8 Sep. 2020 The instant after a boxer lands a punch on her opponent’s face, sending the audience into a roaring cheer. Anna Diamond, Smithsonian Magazine, "These Are the Winning Photos of Smithsonian Magazine’s 17th Annual Photo Contest," 10 May 2020 Everything about the experience – from the location, minimalist cabin design and absence of wifi – helps guests unplug from the stress of daily life, reset and embrace simple pleasures, like a quiet walk in the woods and a roaring campfire. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Getaway Is The Ultimate Black Women’s Wellness Retreat," 7 July 2020 The big rebound from the steepest job losses in U.S. history has gotten off to a roaring start, with a record 4.8 million jobs added to the economy in June, following 2.7 million gains the prior month. Jessica Flores, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus updates: 112 Washington fraternity students infected; Broadway actor Nick Cordero dies; Michigan reports zero deaths," 6 July 2020 Those powerhouse storms featuring big roaring updrafts love to produce hail. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "PM Update: An isolated shower or storm through evening, with more around the area Wednesday," 30 June 2020 Others, beat unconscious, woke to the wide roaring sea, ready to serve. Megan Fernandes, The New Yorker, "Shanghai," 29 June 2020 The Badgers did some roaring of their own, scoring the game-tying TD with 86 seconds left, then apparently forcing overtime with a stop that put MSU 44 yards from the end zone with just four seconds left. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "The most stunning Michigan sports endings this century from all corners," 1 June 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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“Roaring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roaring. Accessed 1 Oct. 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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