[ UK /ɹˈɔːɹɐ/ ]
  1. someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
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  • Rong specialists watch over a small ‘thunder house’ where ritual paraphernalia - especially bullroarers and special stones, sometimes too the jawbones of now departed ritual experts - are kept on a rack over a ritual fireplace.
  • The bullroarer is a long flat board with notches, or slits, at one end, and a rope at the other. Archive 2006-03-01
  • Joseph Campbell told me a story (also recently recounted by Davidson Loehr) about the Australian tribe that used the bullroarer to keep people in awe of the gods. A Time for Heresy
  • Another traditional instrument still used in ritual and ceremonial events is the bullroarer, a thin piece of wood suspended from a string and swung in a circle.
  • She was spoken of with applause under such titles as "a staver," "a pealer," "a roarer to work"; and Sol himself had an awful sense of responsibility to her in this regard. Oldtown Folks
  • Â They decided to zip around the world using an abandoned Outback town as their headquarters and the bullroarer-spinning character find of 1988, Gateway, to teleport them where they needed to go! Which is your favorite X-Men Era? | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources
  • The buzzing sound rose like a din in some inner ear and I thought of the bullroarers of the Australian Aborigines.
  • Their bullroarers, or sacred "tunduns," are of two types, the "grandfather" or "man tundun," distinguished by its deep tone, and the "woman tundun," which, being smaller, gives forth a weaker, shriller note. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"
  • One might add that there are other archetypal instruments, such as the West Country bullroarer known as the humbuz, that deserve to be studied by the student of dialect and folklore as well as by the musicologist.
  • Joseph Campbell told me a story also recently recounted by Davidson Loehr about the Australian tribe that used the bullroarer to keep people in awe of the gods. Archive 2006-03-01
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