how to pronounce roaring


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the above transcription of roaring is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

roaring is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of roaring in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it was a roaring defense of Paul Joseph …”

meanings of roaring


  1. A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast; a roar.
  2. To cry.
  3. An affection of the windpipe of a horse, causing a loud, peculiar noise in breathing under exertion.


  1. Intensive; extreme.
  2. Very successful; lively.


  1. Present participle of roar.

roaring frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word roaring occurs in english on average 4.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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