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roar

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of roar

  1. 1 a violent shouting a roar went up from the crowd when the verdict was read Synonyms of roar howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, noise, outcry, clamor, tumult, uproar, vociferationWords Related to roar clangor, din, jangle, racket; cri de coeur, outburst, protestNear Antonyms of roar mumble, mumbling, murmur, murmuring, rumble, rumbling

  2. 2 loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound the roar of the machinery in the factory Synonyms of roar babel, blare, bluster, bowwow, brawl, bruit [archaic], cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, decibel(s), din, discordance, katzenjammer, racket, rattle, noiseWords Related to roar discord, dissonance; commotion, furor, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, rumpus, tumult, uproar; clatter, jangle; bang, blast, boom, clap, crack, crashNear Antonyms of roar calm, hush, lull; quietude, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility)Antonyms of roar quiet, silence, silentness, still, stillness


roar

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of roar

  1. 1 to make a long loud deep noise or cry the car's engine roared as it sped away Synonyms of roar bellow, boom, growl, thunder Words Related to roar grumble, roll, rumble; bang, blare, blast, peal, scream, screech, shriek, squall; bawl, call, cry, holler, hoot, shout, whoop, yell; bell, caterwaul, howl, wail, yowl Near Antonyms of roar grunt, mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper; mewl, pule, squeak, whimper

  2. 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 Synonyms of roar bawl, bay, bellow, cry, holler, hollo (or halloo also hallo), call, shout, sound off, thunder, vociferate, yellWords Related to roar crow, whoop; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal; caterwaul, howl, ululate, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; hail; speak out, speak upNear Antonyms of roar breathe, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper

  3. 3 to show mirth with an explosive vocal sound a madcap comedy that had movie audiences roaring all summer long Synonyms of roar break up, cackle, chortle, chuckle, crack up, giggle, hee-haw, laugh, scream, snicker, titter, twitterWords Related to roar grin, smileNear Antonyms of roar bawl, blubber, cry, sob, weep; howl, scream, squall, wail, yowl; bleat, pule, whimper, whine; sniffle, snivel; groan, moan, sigh



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