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verb roar pronunciation in British English /rɔː(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleroaring
past tenseroared
past participleroared

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a crowd of people roar, they all shout at the same time because they are angry or excited

    It was a performance that had spectators roaring in appreciation.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to say something in a loud, deep, angry voice

      ‘Come here at once,’ he roared.

    2. b.
      [intransitive] informal to laugh very loudly
      roar with laughter:

      He threw back his head and roared with laughter.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a continuous, very loud noise

    Military planes and helicopters roared overhead.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] if a lion roars, it makes a loud deep sound


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