- The definition of a roar is a deep sound like that of a lion.
An example of a roar is the sound of thunder.
- Roar is defined as to talk loudly, or make a deep sound like a lion.
- An example of roar is to laugh deeply and heartily.
- An example of roar is the combined sound of many people talking.
- to utter a loud, deep, rumbling sound, as a lion or a person in excitement, pain, anger, etc.
- to breathe with a loud, hoarse, rasping noise, as a diseased horse
- to talk or laugh loudly and boisterously
- to make a loud noise in moving, operating, etc., as a motor or gun
- to resound with a noisy din
Origin: Middle English raren from Old English rarian, akin to German rehren from Indo-European echoic base an unverified form rei-, to cry out from source Sanskrit rǡyati, (he) bellows, Old Norse rāmr, hoarse
- to utter in or express with a loud, deep sound
- to make, put, force, etc. by roaring: to roar oneself hoarse
- a loud, deep, rumbling sound, as of a lion, bull, person or crowd shouting, etc.; sound of roaring
- a loud burst of laughter
- a loud noise, as of waves, a storm, a motor, etc.; din
- roarer noun
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verb roared, roar·ing, roars verb, intransitive
- To utter a loud, deep, prolonged sound, especially in distress, rage, or excitement.
- To laugh loudly or excitedly.
- To make or produce a loud noise or din: The engines roared.
- To be disorderly or rowdy.
- To breathe with a rasping sound. Used of a horse.
- To utter or express with a loud, deep, and prolonged sound. See Synonyms at shout.
- To put, bring, or force into a specified state by roaring: The crowd roared itself hoarse.
- A loud deep prolonged sound or cry, as of a person in distress or rage.
- The loud deep cry of a wild animal.
- A loud prolonged noise, such as that produced by waves.
- A loud burst of laughter.
Origin: Middle English roren, from Old English rārian.
- roarˈer noun