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sonic boom

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Air, Textures, sounds, Physics
sonic boomˌsonic ˈboom noun [countable]  TTAthe loud sound like an explosion that an aircraft makes when it starts to travel faster than the speed of sound
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sonic boomA loud sonic boom was heard by observers on shore.Who could foresee the sonic boom when the needle finally hit the groove on my cheap record changer?
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