ˈvrüm How to pronounce vroom (audio)
vroomed; vrooming; vrooms

intransitive verb

: to operate a motor vehicle at high speed or so as to create a great deal of engine noise

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These installations are exceptionally good at attuning us to the little sounds of everyday life: wind whistling, cars vrooming, doors shutting. Lori Waxman, chicagotribune.com, 25 Oct. 2019

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Word History


imitative of the noise of an engine

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vroom was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Vroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vroom. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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