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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: From the sound

boom

2 verb
     
Related topics: Trade, Colours and Sounds
boom2
1 [intransitive usually in progressive] if business, trade, or a particular area is booming, it is increasing and being very successful:
Business was booming, and money wasn't a problem.
Tourism on the island has boomed.
2C also boom (something ↔) out [transitive] to say something in a loud deep voice:
'Ladies and gentlemen,' his voice boomed out.
3C also boom out [intransitive] to make a loud deep sound:
Guns boomed in the distance.
booming adjective:
a booming economy
WORD FOCUS: loud WORD FOCUS: loud
similar words: noisy, booming, raucous, rowdy

extremely loud: deafening, earsplitting, thunderous


See also
loud

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