dull roar

dull roar

n. a relatively quiet degree of noisiness. Try to keep it at a dull roar if you can.
See also: dull, roar
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A dull roar, like the booming of a gun, flashes of fire, and a column of smoke - and all that was left of St.
Suddenly, a dull roar was heard not twenty paces from them.
Still that breathing silence, which marks the drowsy sultriness of an American landscape in July, pervaded the secluded spot, interrupted only by the low voices of the men, the occasional and lazy tap of a woodpecker, the discordant cry of some gaudy jay, or a swelling on the ear, from the dull roar of a distant waterfall.
All I can remember is an irregular yet ordered advance, that seemed to shake the ground; a sudden change of front and forming up on the part of the regiment against which the charge was directed; then an awful shock, a dull roar of voices, and a continuous flashing of spears, seen through a red mist of blood.
That's kept the egos down to a dull roar,'' Hanna said of the band's staying power.
It was the perfect backdrop to Vice President Al Gore's's speech on river conservation - a rushing river whose dull roar nearly drowned out his words.
The dull roar of Dillon's thumping headache would have been amplified by the sound of Celtic fans celebrating through the concrete foundations of Hampden's South Stand as Nicol worked feverishly on the wound in the United dressing room.
Sitting down to dinner is one of the key parts of Christmas Day - the one day when we will spend most of it sat around a table, feasting on gorgeous food and trying to keep the squabbling down to a dull roar.
With the warrior acting as delegate of the gods, all was down to a dull roar and the damage could be minimized.
Venture close enough and you can feel the throbbing heat and hear the dull roar of the fire eating away at the ground beneath.
The sled's gentle scraping on the ice was a welcome quiet from the dull roar of the snowmobiles the evening before, and we held on tight as the dogs plodded through the thick snow, up what seemed like a vertical mountain and down into another valley on our full-day trip.
A dull roar filled my head, like an ocean in my brain.
But then, through the dull roar of various conversations came the sounds of a familiar song.
As the legislative season gets into full swing, the volume of complaints about teleservices are climbing to a dull roar.
Well, we kept the Mormon side down to a dull roar growing up, because we realized how ridiculous and intolerant that religion is.