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Definition of Roar


  1. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound.
  2. To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or other beast.
  3. To cry loudly, as in pain, distress, or anger.
  4. To make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing vehicles, a crowd of persons when shouting together, or the like.
  5. To be boisterous; to be disorderly.
  6. To laugh out loudly and continuously; as, the hearers roared at his jokes.
  7. To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses having a certain disease. See Roaring, 2.
  8. To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.
  9. The sound of roaring.
  10. The deep, loud cry of a wild beast; as, the roar of a lion.
  11. The cry of one in pain, distress, anger, or the like.
  12. A loud, continuous, and confused sound; as, the roar of a cannon, of the wind, or the waves; the roar of ocean.
  13. A boisterous outcry or shouting, as in mirth.

Roar Quotations

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron

Tones sound, and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
Ludwig van Beethoven

The noise resembles the roar of heavy, distant surf. Standing on the stirring ice one can imagine it is disturbed by the breathing and tossing of a mighty giant below.
Ernest Shackleton

The roar of the crowd has always been the sweetest music. It's intoxicating.
Vin Scully

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.
John Steinbeck
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Roar Translations

roar in Dutch is bulderen, brullen, loeien, daveren
roar in Italian is ruggito, ruggire
roar in Latin is mugio, rudo, latro
roar in Portuguese is rugido
roar in Spanish is rugido, bramar
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