Roar - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɔːr|  American pronunciation of the word roar
Brit.  |rɔː|  British pronunciation of the word roar


- a deep prolonged loud noise (syn: boom, roaring, thunder)
- a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal) (syn: bellow, holla, holler, hollo, holloa, roaring, yowl)
- the sound made by a lion
- make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles (syn: howl)
- utter words loudly and forcefully (syn: thunder)
- emit long loud cries (syn: howl, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl)
- act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way
- make a loud noise, as of animal (syn: bellow)
- laugh unrestrainedly and heartily (syn: howl)


We heard a lion roar in the distance.

The joke got the crowd roaring.

The crowd roared its approval.

She roared at him for being late.

the roar of the airplane engines

It's a poor teacher who can only control the class by roaring at the children.

We heard a lion roar.

The engines roared.

'Get out of my house!' he roared.

The crowd roared in delight.

By this time, Michael was roaring with laughter.

The car roared off down the road.

He let out a roar of laughter.

The water roared down the chute

'Get out of here,' he roared

Word forms

I/you/we/they: roar
he/she/it: roars
present participle: roaring
past tense: roared
past participle: roared
singular: roar
plural: roars
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