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roaring

[ rawr-ing, rohr- ]
/ ˈrɔr ɪŋ, ˈroʊr- /
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noun

adjective

adverb

very; extremely: roaring drunk.

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Origin of roaring

before 1000; Middle English roryng (noun, adj.), Old English rarung (noun). See roar, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM roaring

roar·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for roaring

roaring
/ (ˈrɔːrɪŋ) /

adjective

informal very brisk and profitable (esp in the phrase a roaring trade)
the roaring days Australian the period of the Australian goldrushes
Irish derogatory, informal (intensifier)a roaring communist

adverb

noisily or boisterously (esp in the phrase roaring drunk)

noun

a loud prolonged cry
a debilitating breathing defect of horses characterized by rasping sounds with each breath: caused by inflammation of the respiratory tract or obstruction of the larynxCompare whistling

Derived forms of roaring

roaringly, adverb
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