'roar' used for lions
'chatter' used for monkeys
'hiss' used for Alligator's voice
'mew' used for cats
'neigh' used for zebras, horses
'bark' used for dogs
'quack' used for ducks
'trumpet' used for elephants
'buzz' used for flies
"Time & Tides waits for none"
(i) As I approached the quay, I could hear the thunderous roar of the surf.
- This is a reference to the sound of a heaving sea.
(ii) The truck roared past the pedestrians waiting at the crossing at great speed, nearly knocking one of them down.
- Here, it is used with reference to the loud sound emitting from a vehicle.
(iii) Jake was roaring drunk, making an utter nuisance of himself at the party.
- This is to indicate that Jake was extra loud & noisy.
In a way not related to actual sound association, the word roar can be used like this: Kamini presented the topic so well at the seminar, that it was a roaring success.
- Here, the word roar means huge.
When people come at you with their worst, you should come at them with your best (advice given to Selena Gomez by her mother, quoted in Time magazine.)