Cry and Roar


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Cry noun – A loud vocal expression of strong emotion.
Usage example: a cry of despair arose when the smoke of the bomb blast cleared

Roar is a synonym for cry in shout topic. In some cases you can use "Roar" instead the word "Cry" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like sound, call, yell, scream. popular alternative
Nearby Words: crying, cried
Synonyms for Cry


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Roar verb – To make a long loud deep noise or cry.
Usage example: the car's engine roared as it sped away

Cry is a synonym for roar in shout topic. You can use "Cry" instead the word "Roar" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as sound, bellow, exclamation, yell. popular alternative
Nearby Words: roaring, roared, roarer
Synonyms for Roar

How words are described

familiar familiar cry familiar roar
best best cry best roar
distinctive distinctive cry distinctive roar
particular particular cry particular roar
Other adjectives: standard, original, single, loud, disturbing, small, big, great, little, distorted, new, unique, final, last, anguished, creepy, screaming, terrifying.

Common collocations

thanks cry thanks roar thanks
time cry time roar time
anyone cry anyone roar anyone

Both words in one sentence

  • Western Animation / Monsters University When Sulley uses a roar in his final exam, Hardscrabble tells him that since the child in the question was afraid of snakes, a roar wouldn't make him scream, it would make him cry.
  • Mighty Roar Tarzan has his signature roar, described in the book as the victory cry of a bull ape.
    Source: Mighty Roar
  • Hooktail's roar as it's flying overhead in Chapter 1 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is very similar to Rayquaza's ID cry from the third generation Pokémon games.
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