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Pronunciation: /rɔːr; rɔː(r)/

Translation of roar in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (make sound) [lion/tiger/engine] rugir*; [sea/wind/fire] bramar, rugir*; [cannon] tronar* to roar with laughter reírse* a carcajadas
    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.
    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 (move) the planes roar overhead every two minutes cada dos minutos se oye el estruendo de los aviones que pasan the trucks roared past los camiones pasaron con un estruendo he roared away o off on his motorbike se alejó en la moto haciendo un ruido infernal

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • the sergeant roared the order el sargento dio la orden a gritos how dare you! he roared —¡cómo se atreve! —rugió or bramó the fans roared their appreciation los hinchas manifestaron su aprobación a voz en cuello


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