Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun roar

3 senses of roar

Sense 1
boom, roar, roaring, thunder -- (a deep prolonged loud noise)
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 2
bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowl -- (a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal); "his bellow filled the hallway")
       => cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation -- (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience")

Sense 3
roar -- (the sound made by a lion)
       => cry -- (the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb roar

6 senses of roar

Sense 1
roar, howl -- (make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles; "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute")
       => make noise, resound, noise -- (emit a noise)

Sense 2
thunder, roar -- (utter words loudly and forcefully; "`Get out of here,' he roared")
       => shout -- (utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking); "My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout")

Sense 3
howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaup -- (emit long loud cries; "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow")
       => shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall -- (utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me")

Sense 4
roar -- (act or proceed in a riotous, turbulent, or disorderly way; "desperadoes from the hills regularly roared in to take over the town"-R.A.Billington)
       => proceed, go forward, continue -- (move ahead; travel onward in time or space; "We proceeded towards Washington"; "She continued in the direction of the hills"; "We are moving ahead in time now")

Sense 5
bellow, roar -- (make a loud noise, as of animal; "The bull bellowed")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 6
roar, howl -- (laugh unrestrainedly and heartily)
       => laugh, express joy, express mirth -- (produce laughter)

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