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

Examples of vroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Michael Mann and more of the cast and crew of Ferrari vroomed their way onto the red carpet on Friday for the closing night of the 61st annual New York Film Festival. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Earth orbits the sun farther out, so our view of Mercury is similar to that of someone watching a race car vrooming around a track. Phil Plait, Scientific American, 17 Aug. 2023 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 20 Jun. 2024.

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