Definition of bombshell
1 : bomb 1a
2a : one that is stunning, amazing, or devastating The book was a political bombshell.b : a person who is the cause and object of sensational and usually widespread attention, excitement, or attraction a blonde bombshell [=a glamorously attractive blonde woman]
Examples of bombshell in a Sentence
discovering that I had a long-lost sister was an absolute bombshell
Recent Examples of bombshell from the Web
That the reaction to such a bombshell could be in doubt exemplifies the damage being inflicted on America.
One of the biggest bombshells to come from Jay Z's new album, 4:44, is the titular song, where the rapper speaks candidly about his marital issues with Beyoncé.
Alice Cooper dropped quite the bombshell during Riverdale's season one finale: Betty and Polly aren't her only children.
These bombshells were brought to you by The Wall Street Journal’s Shane Harris, who interviewed Smith on May 4–10, days before the 81-year-old died.
Last week, a private group dropped a policy bombshell into a symposium on homelessness hosted by University of San Diego and attended by public officials, academics, business and nonprofit leaders.
Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.
Over the last seven years, Steele has evolved into the ultimate incarnation of the bombshell vlogger — full lips, icy-blue eyes, razor-sharp cheekbones.
A series of bombshell revelations came out in the media, which seemed monumental at the time.
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BOMBSHELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bombshell for English Language Learners
: something that is very surprising or shocking
: a very attractive woman
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