the sound of the bass drum booming
His voice boomed out across the congregation.
She boomed commands from the stern of the ship.
“What's going on here?” he boomed.
Housing construction has boomed in the past year.
Last year we almost had to close the store, but now business is booming. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Over the past three decades construction has boomed across the largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates.—Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 Related Stories As the nonfiction market has boomed, largely thanks to streaming supercharging the once sleepy industry, there have been growing ethical concerns among those in the doc community.—Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Nov. 2023 The industry is booming: The median house price in Montana has doubled since 2015.—Christopher Flavelle, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 The stock has boomed as investors have gobbled up shares tied to artificial intelligence.—David Marino-Nachison, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2023 The video game industry boomed during the pandemic.—Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 Sales of heat pumps are booming all over the world; some 4 million were installed in the US in 2021, up from 1.7 million in 2012.—WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023 Jared Siskin—Getty Images for Burberry Luxury spending was booming during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the tide has since turned.—Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 16 Nov. 2023 Instead, weekend Metrorail ridership boomed to 90 percent of pre-pandemic levels.—Justin George, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023
During the streaming boom, Sony was one of the few big entertainment companies that held back from creating its own platform.—Ellise Shafer, Variety, 29 Nov. 2023 Flagship opens a European front In the more than two decades since it was founded, Flagship Pioneering has grown into a symbol of the biotech boom in Cambridge, and, specifically, in Kendall Square.—Damian Garde, STAT, 29 Nov. 2023 But by the late 1940s, in the first flush of the postwar boom, Poppa started to hit his stride.—Bob Brody, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2023 The result of these and other, competing software products has been a widespread boom in the use of AI for a variety of tasks including filmmaking, cover-letter writing and dating — and, in some cases, a backlash over job displacement and other ramifications of mass automation.—Brian Contreras, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Nvidia reported another quarter of record sales and gave a strong revenue outlook, pointing to red-hot demand for chips that underpin the artificial-intelligence boom.—Asa Fitch, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2023 OpenAI named ex-Twitch boss Emmett Shear as interim CEO, while outgoing chief Sam Altman is set to join backer Microsoft in a surprise turn of events for the startup at the heart of an artificial intelligence boom.—Jeffrey Dastin, Anna Tong, and Stephanie Kelly, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Nov. 2023 Melin had suspected Ukraine’s EV boom would end with the war.—WIRED, 17 Nov. 2023 While The New York Times and Vox declared the boom ended last year, escaping newsletters seems impossible.—Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 15 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English bomben, bummen, of imitative origin
Dutch, tree, beam; akin to Old High German boum tree — more at beam