• IPA: /ˈɹɔːɹɪŋ/
  1. Intensive; extreme.
  2. Very successful; lively.
    Synonyms: thriving, prosperous, bustling, Thesaurus:prosperous
    The ice-cream sellers did a roaring trade in the midday heat.
    • 1903, Robert Barr, The O'Ruddy Chapter 17
      But finally we came to a river with hundreds of boats upon it, and there was a magnificent bridge, and on the other bank was a roaring city, and through the fog the rain came down thick as the tears of the angels. "That 's London," said I.
  1. present participle of roar#English|roar

roaring (plural roarings)

  1. A loud, deep, prolonged sound, as of a large beast; a roar.
  2. An affection of the windpipe of a horse, causing a loud, peculiar noise in breathing under exertion.
  3. (British Yorkshire, North Midlands, informal) to cry

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