- 1A full, deep, prolonged cry uttered by a lion or other large wild animal.More example sentences
- In a close-up, one of the beasts lets out a mighty roar, and we see a baby sleeping peacefully inside its mouth.
- There's an odd melody that I remember not liking from when I saw the film, and it doesn't really work that well, although it's not too bad when it's mixed with dinosaur roars.
- As we leave, echoes of the roar of the king of beasts lingers in the still air over proud and deserted ruins of Hampi.
- 1.1A loud and deep sound uttered by a person or crowd, generally as an expression of pain, anger, or approval: he gave a roar of rageMore example sentences
- Still for the most part, the Dolby Digital Stereo sonics capture the roar of the crowd and the curtness of the commentary very well.
- I miss live performance, the smell of the bean sprouts, the roar of the crowd.
- They departed the stage just ahead of Macca and Bono's entrance and an almighty roar from the crowd.
- 1.2A loud outburst of laughter.More example sentences
- The critic reported that this disclaimer brought a roar of laughter from the audience with which she watched the film.
- With a roar of laughter and a big round of applause, the soldiers ask if she'll be at the dance.
- If you have a full house, you hear roars of laughter at certain points.
- 1.3A loud, prolonged sound made by something inanimate, such as a natural force, an engine, or traffic: the roar of the seaMore example sentences
- This is an incredibly well-managed track that lets you feel the rumble and roar of the tanker every time it bears down on or overtakes the struggling Plymouth.
- Two scenes in particular stand out for their use of offscreen space; the first, a shot of a nondescript intersection, which seems unremarkable until the roar of an unseen plane flying very close overhead is deafening.
- The prolonged moments of near silence in the film produce the aesthetic effect of outlasting the remembered roar of government tanks.
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- 1 [no object] (Of a lion or other large wild animal) utter a full, deep, prolonged cry.More example sentences
- The beast roars up at you and grabs your neck, dragging you into the swamp with it.
- The format quickly posed an annoyance - did I really need to endure the MGM lion roaring at the start of every single featurette?
- He plays the part of the lion that roars onstage in Act 5.
- 1.1(Of something inanimate) make a loud, deep, prolonged sound: a huge fire roared in the grateMore example sentences
- To the right was the interior to the library where a fire was roaring in the fireplace and a bunch of actors were hanging around preparing for their next shoot.
- The scientist says that when the 2000 fire roared through, the ungrazed pastures fared the worst.
- As you feel the plane angle back as it approaches the deck you hear the engine roar while the pilot basically floors it.
- 1.2(Of a person or crowd) utter a loud, deep, prolonged sound, typically because of anger, pain, or excitement: Manny roared with rageMore example sentences
- The crowd roars with delight during the whole thing.
- The Moscow crowd roared with approval.
- The students roar with approval, and, even though the principal expels her and crosses her name off the ballot, her fellow students vote for her anyway.
- 1.3 [with object] Utter or express in a loud tone: the crowd roared its approval [with direct speech]: “Get out of my way!” he roaredMore example sentences
- Terfel roars out his righteous rage and coos his ludicrous love songs with equal aplomb, making the formidable vocal feats seem almost ridiculously easy.
- Well guys, I would wait and see if the public roars approval before you spend more money, otherwise you may find yourselves well down the food chain.
- The audience roared its approval.
- 1.4Laugh loudly: Shirley roared in amusementMore example sentences
- We can see the Benedictines roaring with laughter, twisting in their seats, their faces changing color like the chimera's skin was supposed to do.
- When I saw Marmoolak the theater roared with laughter almost throughout the film.
- The gags in the movie make the one-liners in the evening sitcoms look recherché, but the packed house I saw the film with roared at every one.
- 2 [no object] (Especially of a vehicle) move at high speed making a loud prolonged sound: a car roared pastMore example sentences
- A motorcycle roared up the street outside the church, tearing the music, but Anton drew the threads together again, feeling the audience entering the music with him.
- I remember not being able to stay in the theatre when the bikes came roaring up the road towards the woman and child.
- All the ideas evident in early German expressionism are applied to the simple design of two cars roaring down a dark and desolate road.
- 2.1Proceed, act, or happen fast and decisively or conspicuously: the Clippers came roaring back to outscore the NetsMore example sentences
- For a moment the film's ominous underlying theme, parental panic, roars to the surface with great immediacy and clarity.
- By combining state-of-the-art computer animation with live-action landscapes, you'll marvel as these fearsome creatures roar to life!
- After various musical interludes, Chase roars into action to blow up the giant radioactive beast.
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- They built up whole orchestras of crackers, roarers, bubblers, thunderers and bursters.
- I understand he was at least in an amateur, if not semi-professional way, a lion roarer.
- Gangs of youthful roarers - sometimes high-born bucks, sometimes apprentices and lower-class types, all usually drunk - roamed city landscapes illuminated only by hand-held torches and lanterns and moonlight.
Old English rārian (verb), imitative of a deep prolonged cry; related to German röhren. The noun dates from late Middle English.