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
But for Ortega to say it, from her position as a longtime pillar of the regime, was a bombshell.
But Eno is less concerned with big story arcs than with the tiny bombshells sprinkled among seemingly idle chitchat.
One of the caveats in the Washington Post bombshell story was that the Russians frequently will do misinformation, even in intel channels.
In the week leading up to Trump's first foreign trip, the White House was overwhelmed with a series of bombshell reports that raised more questions about Trump and his campaign associates' ties to Russia.
One of the first such recording bombshells happened in March 2016.
The bombshell revelation came via a short Facebook post from the event’s board of directors Friday.
Use bronze shades on your eyes, cheeks, and lips to create a gorgeous, monochromatic bombshell effect.
After her breakout performance in The Wolf of Wall Street, Robbie goes from blonde bombshell to brunette Christian girl-next-door with impressive seamlessness.
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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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