plural blams
: a sudden loud noise : bang entry 2
Down came Kitty on the ice with a frightening blam.Bob Ottum, Sports Illustrated, 30 Jan. 1984
usually used as an interjection
With a final dive, he pushed the handle down. Blam! The ground shook from the explosion …Al Franken, Playboy, March 1996

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blam was circa 1924

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“Blam.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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