[16] Uproar has no direct etymological connection with roar. It originally meant ‘uprising, insurrection’, and was borrowed from Dutch oproer. This is a compound formed from op ‘up’ and roer ‘movement’. It was first used in English by William Tindale, in his 1526 translation of the Bible (for Acts 21:38 he has ‘that Egyptian which made an uproar, and led out into the wilderness about four thousand men’). The sense ‘loud outcry’, which was inspired of course by the similarity of roar, emerged as early as the 1540s.

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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  • Uproar — Up*roar , v. i. To make an uproar. [R.] Carlyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • uproar — ► NOUN 1) a loud and impassioned noise or disturbance. 2) a public expression of outrage. ORIGIN Dutch uproer, from op up + roer confusion , associated with ROAR(Cf. ↑roarer) …   English terms dictionary

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