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roaring Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; boom.
  2. noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  3. verb make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles
    roar; howl.
    • The wind was howling in the trees
    • The water roared down the chute
  4. verb utter words loudly and forcefully
    roar; thunder.
    • `Get out of here,' he roared
  5. verb emit long loud cries
    wail; roar; yawl; yaup; howl; ululate.
    • wail in self-pity
    • howl with sorrow
  6. verb act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way
    • desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town"-R.A.Billington
  7. verb make a loud noise, as of animal
    roar; bellow.
    • The bull bellowed
  8. verb laugh unrestrainedly and heartily
    roar; howl.
  9. adjective satellite very lively and profitable
    booming; prosperous; palmy; thriving; prospering; flourishing.
    • flourishing businesses
    • a palmy time for stockbrokers
    • a prosperous new business
    • doing a roaring trade
    • a thriving tourist center
    • did a thriving business in orchids
  10. adverb extremely
    • roaring drunk

Roar"ing noun
  1. A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast, or of a person in distress, anger, mirth, etc., or of a noisy congregation.
  2. (Far.) An affection of the windpipe of a horse, causing a loud, peculiar noise in breathing under exertion; the making of the noise so caused. See Roar, v. i., 5.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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