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Topic: COLOURS AND SOUNDS


roaring

adjective
     
roar‧ing
1 [only before noun]C making a deep, very loud, continuous noise:
the roaring wind and waves
2

roaring fire

a fire that burns with a lot of flames and heat
3

do a roaring trade (in something)

British English informal to sell a lot of something very quickly:
The stallholders were doing a roaring trade in burgers.
4

be a roaring success

British English informal to be extremely successful:
The new musical has been a roaring success.
5

roaring drunk

British English informal very drunk and noisy
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