boom

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbuːm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bum/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bo̅o̅m)


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boom

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. heard a [loud, sudden, startling] boom
  2. There was a [loud] boom.
  3. startled by a [loud] boom
  4. A boom of thunder rolled across the sky.
  5. jumped at the sound of the boom
  6. jumped at the boom of
  7. the booms of the [fireworks, grenades, explosions]
  8. The [fireworks] made a large boom.
  9. a boom from [outside, the basement]
  10. What was that boom from?
  11. ...", he said with a boom. boom n the cycle of boom and bust boom n stuck in a cycle of boom and bust boom n an [economic, Internet, dotcom] boom boom n The crane has a 150-foot long boom. boom n [lower, raise, control] the boom boom n [stretch, ins
v
  1. the [music, sound] boomed (out of the speakers)
  2. could hear the [music] booming (out)
  3. his voice boomed with [anger, frustration]
  4. ["…,"] he boomed
n as adj
  1. a boom time for the [sector, industry]
  2. the boom years of [prosperity, opportunity]
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