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English noun: roar

1. roar (event) a deep prolonged loud noise

Synonymsboom, roaring, thunder

Broader (hypernym)noise

2. roar (communication) a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

SamplesHis bellow filled the hallway.

Synonymsbellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roaring, yowl

Broader (hypernym)call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell

3. roar (event) the sound made by a lion

Broader (hypernym)cry

English verb: roar

1. roar (communication) make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles

SamplesThe wind was howling in the trees.
The water roared down the chute.

ExamplesCars roar in the streets , The streets roar with cars


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound

Narrower (hyponym)bawl, thunder, vroom, yawp

2. roar (communication) utter words loudly and forcefully

Samples`Get out of here,' he roared.

ExamplesSam and Sue roar, They roar that there was a traffic accident


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)shout

3. roar (communication) emit long loud cries

SamplesWail in self-pity.
Howl with sorrow.

Synonymshowl, ululate, wail, yaup, yawl

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)call, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell

Narrower (hyponym)squall, waul, wawl

4. roar (motion) act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way

SamplesDesperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town.

ExamplesThey roar up the hill

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)continue, go forward, proceed

5. roar (communication) make a loud noise, as of animal

SamplesThe bull bellowed.

ExamplesThe animals roar


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

6. roar (body) laugh unrestrainedly and heartily


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)express joy, express mirth, laugh

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