bam

noun
\ ˈbam How to pronounce bam (audio) \

Definition of bam

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a sudden loud noise often used interjectionally to indicate a sudden impact or occurrence was fine, then bam, he lost his job

Definition of BAM (Entry 2 of 2)

1 bachelor of applied mathematics
2 bachelor of arts in music

Examples of bam in a Sentence

Noun We heard a loud bam.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The supernatural drama relies on special effects and whiz-bam audio stylings for narrative sustenance. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Apr. 2021 The supernatural drama relies on special effects and whiz-bam audio stylings for narrative sustenance. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Apr. 2021 The supernatural drama relies on special effects and whiz-bam audio stylings for narrative sustenance. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Apr. 2021 The supernatural drama relies on special effects and whiz-bam audio stylings for narrative sustenance. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Apr. 2021 The supernatural drama relies on special effects and whiz-bam audio stylings for narrative sustenance. BostonGlobe.com, 19 Apr. 2021 Just a casual Sunday, scrolling through Instagram when bam: Ariana Grande decides to drop a bombshell. Lauren Le Vine, refinery29.com, 21 Dec. 2020 The sequence was so wham-bam that Marcell Ozuna scrambled back to tag up, left too soon and ended being called out on replay review, preventing the Braves from pushing their lead to 3-0. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 17 Oct. 2020 Perhaps my overall disappointment stems from this pilot stiffness, but the more likely culprit is the standard brashness of American reality television, which is less cinema vérité and more wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of bam

Noun

1772, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bam

Noun

imitative

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Last Updated

11 Jun 2021

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“Bam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bam. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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bam

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bam

informal : a sudden loud noise

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