a relatively quiet situation; a calmer situation
The rumble of the distant thunder deepened to a heavy rolling which dominated the 250 dull roar of the breakers.
A dull roar pierced the silence with a suddenness that was ominous.
A dull roar from the distant rapids beat down ominously along the evening wind.
The words were loud enough to be heard above the dull roar of the current.
Half a dozen searchlights were playing, and shells were continually bursting in mid-air with a dull roar.
Vassar leaped out in time to hear the dull roar of the second explosion.
The dull roar of the machinery drifted through the cold air to her ears.
The dull roar of the fire all about them effectually silenced every other sound.
Then I heard a dull roar amid the wild shriek of the gale, and I knew that it was the sound of a signal-gun.
Sounds of battle reached us in a dull roar from the distant southward.
A relatively quiet situation; a calmer situation: checkers game kept to a dull roar