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roar

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a violent shouting
  • a roar went up from the crowd when the verdict was read

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2 loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound
  • the roar of the machinery in the factory

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roar

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of roar (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make a long loud deep noise or cry
  • the car's engine roared as it sped away

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2 to speak so as to be heard at a distance
  • when we arrived at the house we could hear our friend roaring at someone inside, so we discreetly left

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3 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound
  • a madcap comedy that had movie audiences roaring all summer long

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The first known use of roar was before the 12th century

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“Roar.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/roar. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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