\ ˈvrüm How to pronounce vroom (audio) , və-ˈrüm \
vroomed; vrooming; vrooms

Definition of vroom

intransitive verb

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

Examples of vroom in a Sentence

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, "‘Chicago Sound’ pairs University of Chicago campus with artistic sound for a feast for the ears," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of vroom

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vroom

imitative of the noise of an engine

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Cite this Entry

“Vroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vroom. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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