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1 a deep prolonged loud noise [syn: boom, roaring, thunder]
2 a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway" [syn: bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roaring, yowl]
3 the sound made by a lion


1 make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute" [syn: howl]
2 utter words loudly and forcefully; "`Get out of here,' he roared" [syn: thunder]
3 emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow" [syn: howl, ululate, wail, yawl]
4 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
5 make a loud noise, as of animal; "The bull bellowed" [syn: bellow]
6 laugh unrestrainedly and heartily [syn: howl]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Roar



Old English rārian, from Germanic. Cognate with German röhren.



  1. To make a loud, deep cry, especially from pain, anger, or other strong emotion.
  2. Of animals (especially the lion), to make a loud deep noise.
  3. Generally, of inanimate objects etc., to make a loud resounding noise.


to make loud deep cry of emotional
of animals
  • Norwegian: brøle
  • Spanish: rugir


  1. A long, loud, deep shout made with the mouth wide open.
  2. The cry of the lion.
  3. The deep cry of the bull.
  4. The sound of a motorbike or a similar engine.
  5. A show of strength or character.


long, loud, deep shout
cry of the lion
  • French: rugissement
  • Italian: ruggìto
  • Norwegian: brøl
deep cry of the bull
sound of a motorbike or a similar engine
  • Italian: rombo
  • Norwegian: brøl
  • Spanish: rugido
show of strength or character

Extensive Definition

Roar may refer to :


Roller coasters


The acronym ROAR may refer to:

See also

  • Curling, also known as the roaring game

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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