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Synonyms for roar
rɔr, roʊrroar

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. roarverb

    To call is to send out the voice in order to attract another's attention, either by word or by inarticulate utterance. Animals call their mates, or their young; a man calls his dog, his horse, etc. The sense is extended to include summons by bell, or any signal. To shout is to call or exclaim with the fullest volume of sustained voice; to scream is to utter a shriller cry; to shriek or to yell refers to that which is louder and wilder still. We shout words; in screaming, shrieking, or yelling there is often no attempt at articulation. To bawl is to utter senseless, noisy cries, as of a child in pain or anger. Bellow and roar are applied to the utterances of animals, and only contemptuously to those of persons. To clamor is to utter with noisy iteration; it applies also to the confused cries of a multitude. To vociferate is commonly applied to loud and excited speech where there is little besides the exertion of voice. In exclaiming, the utterance may not be strikingly, tho somewhat, above the ordinary tone and pitch; we may exclaim by mere interjections, or by connected words, but always by some articulate utterance. To ejaculate is to throw out brief, disconnected, but coherent utterances of joy, regret, and especially of appeal, petition, prayer; the use of such devotional utterances has received the special name of "ejaculatory prayer." To cry out is to give forth a louder and more excited utterance than in exclaiming or calling; one often exclaims with sudden joy as well as sorrow; if he cries out, it is oftener in grief or agony. In the most common colloquial usage, to cry is to express grief or pain by weeping or sobbing. One may exclaim, cry out, or ejaculate with no thought of others' presence; when he calls, it is to attract another's attention.

    Synonyms:
    bawl, bellow, call, clamor, cry (out), ejaculate, exclaim, scream, shout, shriek, vociferate, yell

    Antonyms:
    be silent, be still, hark, hearken, hush, list, listen

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. roar

    Synonyms:
    howl, vociferate, peal, yell, boom, resound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boom, roar, roaring, thundernoun

    a deep prolonged loud noise

    Synonyms:
    thunder, microphone boom, nose drops, bellowing, bellow, scag, hollo, gravy, godsend, bonanza, holla, yowl, big H, hell dust, hollering, holler, gold rush, windfall, smack, manna from heaven, bunce, roaring, boom, holloa, skag

  2. bellow, bellowing, holla, holler, hollering, hollo, holloa, roar, roaring, yowlnoun

    a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

    "his bellow filled the hallway"

    Synonyms:
    bellowing, roaring, bellow, holloa, holler, yowl, hollering, holla, thunder, hollo, boom, hollow

  3. roarverb

    the sound made by a lion

    Synonyms:
    thunder, bellow, holloa, yowl, holler, boom, bellowing, holla, hollo, hollering, roaring

  4. roar, howlverb

    make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles

    "The wind was howling in the trees"; "The water roared down the chute"

    Synonyms:
    howl, thunder, yawl, yaup, wrawl, yowl, bellow, wail, ululate, yammer

  5. thunder, roarverb

    utter words loudly and forcefully

    "`Get out of here,' he roared"

    Synonyms:
    howl, thunder, yawl, yaup, boom, bellow, wail, ululate

  6. howl, ululate, wail, roar, yawl, yaupverb

    emit long loud cries

    "wail in self-pity"; "howl with sorrow"

    Synonyms:
    howl, whimper, yawl, yaup, wrawl, yowl, yammer, pule, wail, mewl, thunder, ululate, bellow

  7. roarverb

    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

    Synonyms:
    bellow, yawl, thunder, yaup, ululate, wail, howl

  8. bellow, roarverb

    make a loud noise, as of animal

    "The bull bellowed"

    Synonyms:
    howl, thunder, yawl, yaup, bawl, bellow, wail, ululate

  9. roar, howlverb

    laugh unrestrainedly and heartily

    Synonyms:
    howl, thunder, yawl, yaup, wrawl, yowl, bellow, wail, ululate, yammer

Editors Contribution

  1. gronderaitadjective

    roar as in the helicopter roars

    Submitted by anonymous on April 21, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. roarverb

    Synonyms:
    bellow (as a beast)

  2. roarverb

    Synonyms:
    bawl, shout, vociferate, yell, howl, cry, cry aloud

  3. roarverb

    Synonyms:
    boom, resound, thunder, rattle, peal

  4. roarverb

    Synonyms:
    laugh (loudly and long)

  5. roarnoun

    Synonyms:
    bellow, bellowing, roaring

  6. roarnoun

    Synonyms:
    loud noise (as of the wind or the sea)

  7. roarnoun

    Synonyms:
    shout, cry, outcry

  8. roarnoun

    Synonyms:
    laugh (loud and long), laughter

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. roarnoun

    Synonyms:
    bellow, bellowing

  2. roarverb

    Synonyms:
    bellow, boom, peal, resound, thunder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "roar":

    rumble, roars

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How to use roar in a sentence?

  1. John Aish:

    I'd say, like a hurricane. Just bloody quick and, just hard to describe, the noise was just like a bloody jet, jet engine like just got louder and louder and, just the roar of the wind and that sort of thing.

  2. Dick Dale:

    What I was trying to do was actually capture the sound of being out in the ocean, when I'd be out there surfing, I could feel this thunderous sound. It was just like the screaming, the roar of the tiger. When I started banging on my guitar, I was trying to emulate that same sound - that fat, thick sound.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    A lion's strength does not lie in its roar.

  4. John Jackson:

    You can see them, smell them. When they roar the ground shakes. It's like lightning snapping over your head.

  5. Frederick Douglass:

    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.


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