Bang, an onomatopoeic word

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Bang, an onomatopoeic word
 

Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘roar’.

Roar
Pronunciation:
\ˈrr\
Function:
verb
Etymology:
Middle English roren, from Old English rārian; akin to Old High German rērēn to bleat
Date:
before 12th century
intransitive verb
1 a: to utter or emit a full loud prolonged sound b: to sing or shout with full force
2 a: to make or emit a loud confused sound (as background reverberation or rumbling) b: to laugh loudly
3 a: to be boisterous or disorderly b: to proceed or rush with great noise or commotion
4: to make a loud noise during inhalation (as that of a horse affected with roaring)transitive verb
1: to utter or proclaim with a roar
2: to cause to roar


roar. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roar
 
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