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dull roar

noun

a relatively quiet situation; a calmer situation

Usage Note

informal

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  • The rumble of the distant thunder deepened to a heavy rolling which dominated the 250 dull roar of the breakers.

    Into the Primitive Robert Ames Bennet
  • A dull roar pierced the silence with a suddenness that was ominous.

    The Black Phantom Leo Edward Miller
  • A dull roar from the distant rapids beat down ominously along the evening wind.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • The words were loud enough to be heard above the dull roar of the current.

    Blazing Arrow Edward S. Ellis
  • Half a dozen searchlights were playing, and shells were continually bursting in mid-air with a dull roar.

    Fanny Goes to War Pat Beauchamp
  • Vassar leaped out in time to hear the dull roar of the second explosion.

    The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
  • The dull roar of the machinery drifted through the cold air to her ears.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
  • The dull roar of the fire all about them effectually silenced every other sound.

    The Shepherd of the North Richard Aumerle Maher
  • Then I heard a dull roar amid the wild shriek of the gale, and I knew that it was the sound of a signal-gun.

  • Sounds of battle reached us in a dull roar from the distant southward.

    Four Months Besieged H. H. S. Pearse
Slang definitions & phrases for dull roar

dull roar

noun

A relatively quiet situation; a calmer situation: checkers game kept to a dull roar

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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