Shouted vs Roared - What's the difference?

shouted | roared |

As verbs the difference between shouted and roared

is that shouted is (shout) while roared is (roar).




  • (shout)

  • shout



    (en noun)
  • A loud burst of voice or voices; a vehement and sudden outcry, especially that of a multitude expressing joy, triumph, exultation, or animated courage.
  • (UK, Australia, New Zealand, slang) A round of drinks in a pub; the turn to pay the shot or scot; an act of paying for a round of drinks.
  • * 1984 , , page 290,
  • “I?ll get my wine though,” taking out her wallet.
    “No. This is my shout ,” holding up his hand as though to ward her money off.
  • * 2006 , (Lily Allen), Knock 'Em Out
  • Cut to the pub on a lads night out,
    Man at the bar cos it was his shout
  • * 2008 , George Papaellinas, The Trip: An Odyssey ,, Australia, page 6,
  • It was always my shout down the pub with Theo.
  • (UK, Australia, jargon, slang) A call-out for an emergency services team.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To utter a sudden and loud outcry, as in joy, triumph, or exultation, or to attract attention, to animate soldiers, etc.
  • * '', Act I, Scene II, 1797, George Steevens (editor), ''The Plays of William Shakespeare , Volume 7, page 15,
  • They ?houted thrice; what was the la?t cry for?
  • To utter with a shout; to cry; -- sometimes with out; as, to shout, or to shout out, a man's name.
  • (obsolete) To treat with shouts or clamor.
  • (Bishop Hall)
  • (colloquial) To pay for food, drink or entertainment for others.
  • I?ll shout you all a drink.
    He?s shouting us all to the opening night of the play.
  • * 1999 , Peter Moore, The Wrong Way Home: London to Sydney the Hard Way , page 301,
  • After shouting me a plate of noodles and limp vegetables, he helped me change money by introducing me to the stallholder who offered the best exchange rates.
  • * 2003 , Peter Watt, To Chase the Storm , Pan MacMillan Australia, unnumbered page,
  • ‘I have not seen my cousin Patrick in years,’ Martin answered defensively. ‘I doubt that, considering the way our lives have gone, an officer of the King?s army would be shouting me a drink in Mr O?Riley?s pub these days.’
  • * 2005 , George G. Spearing, Dances with Marmots: A Pacific Crest Trail Adventure , page 32,
  • Anyhow, he obviously bore no grudge against Kiwis, for he shouted me a beer and opened another one for himself, punctuating the operation with a spectacular and resounding fart that by all the laws of physical science should have left his trousers flapping in smouldering shreds.
  • * 2010 , Ivan Dunn, The Legend of Beau Baxter , HarperCollins Publishers, New Zealand, unnumbered page,
  • Truth is, I notice the other blokes who have been shouting me nodding among themselves and thinking they?d better get in the queue if I am buying. Not likely. I am out of there.
  • (Internet) To post a text message (for example, email) in upper case.
  • Please don't shout in the chat room.


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * shout down * shout out

    See also

    * (l)




  • (roar)
  • Anagrams





    (en verb)
  • To make a loud, deep cry, especially from pain, anger, or other strong emotion.
  • * Dryden
  • Sole on the barren sands, the suffering chief / Roared out for anguish, and indulged his grief.
  • To laugh in a particularly loud manner.
  • The audience roared at his jokes.
  • Of animals (especially the lion), to make a loud deep noise.
  • * Spenser
  • Roaring bulls he would him make to tame.
  • Generally, of inanimate objects etc., to make a loud resounding noise.
  • * Milton
  • The brazen throat of war had ceased to roar .
  • * Gray
  • How oft I crossed where carts and coaches roar .
  • (figuratively) To proceed vigorously.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 25, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC
  • , title= Blackpool 2-3 Man Utd , passage=United's attempt to extend their unbeaten league sequence to 23 games this season looked to be in shreds as the Seasiders - managed by Ian Holloway - roared into a fully deserved two-goal lead at the interval. }}
  • To cry aloud; to proclaim loudly.
  • * Ford
  • This last action will roar thy infamy.
  • * , chapter=7
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=I made a speaking trumpet of my hands and commenced to whoop “Ahoy!” and “Hello!” at the top of my lungs. […] The Colonel woke up, and, after asking what in brimstone was the matter, opened his mouth and roared “Hi!” and “Hello!” like the bull of Bashan.}}
  • To be boisterous; to be disorderly.
  • * Bishop Burnet
  • It was a mad, roaring time, full of extravagance.
  • To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses do when they have a certain disease.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A long, loud, deep shout made with the mouth wide open.
  • The cry of the lion.
  • * 1900 , , (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
  • The Winkies were not a brave people, but they had to do as they were told. So they marched away until they came near to Dorothy. Then the Lion gave a great roar and sprang towards them, and the poor Winkies were so frightened that they ran back as fast as they could.
  • The deep cry of the bull.
  • A loud resounding noise.
  • the roar of a motorbike
  • * 1944, , Brave Men , University of Nebraska Press (2001), page 107:
  • "Those lovely valleys and mountains were filled throughout the day and night with the roar of heavy shooting."
  • A show of strength or character.