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dull roar


a relatively quiet situation; a calmer situation

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  • And above all, ceaseless like time, is the dull roar of the breakers on the reef.

    The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
  • Then a silence fell, broken only by the dull roar of the falls.

    The Cryptogram William Murray Graydon
  • A dull roar pierced the silence with a suddenness that was ominous.

    The Black Phantom

    Leo Edward Miller
  • The dull roar of cannon intoned the tidings of reconciliation.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • The words were loud enough to be heard above the dull roar of the current.

    Blazing Arrow Edward S. Ellis
  • Vassar leaped out in time to hear the dull roar of the second explosion.

    The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
  • There was a dull roar, echoed by another and another a short distance away.

    The North Pacific Willis Boyd Allen
  • A dull roar, like the voice of an army, rose out of the gorge.

  • The dull roar of the fire all about them effectually silenced every other sound.

    The Shepherd of the North Richard Aumerle Maher
  • And beyond the garden and its trees rose the dull roar of London.

    The Marriage of William Ashe Mrs. Humphry Ward
Slang definitions & phrases for dull roar

dull roar


A relatively quiet situation; a calmer situation: checkers game kept to a dull roar

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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