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Definition of booming

1 : making a loud deep sound his booming voice
2 : growing or expanding very quickly a booming business
3 : forcefully or powerfully executed hit a booming serve

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Examples of booming in a Sentence

We're not benefiting from the country's booming economy. Suddenly the children heard Grandpa's booming voice demanding that they get down from the roof. a tennis player with a booming serve
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Recent Examples on the Web Egypt, which relies on the Nile for more than 90% of its water supplies and already faces high water stress, fears a devastating impact on its booming population of 100 million. Washington Post, "Ethiopia says set to begin filling disputed dam in 2 weeks," 27 June 2020 As a result of its booming e-commerce business, UBS gave Walmart (WMT) an upgrade this week to a Buy rating from Neutral and a price target of $135. Lance Lambert, Fortune, "Amazon dominates e-commerce during the pandemic—but Walmart is catching up," 26 June 2020 Beauty brands have typically enjoyed a booming global business in skin lightening products. Michelle Toh, CNN, "Unilever rebrands its 'Fair and Lovely' skin-lightening cream in India," 25 June 2020 Yet the business of fireworks is booming, with some retailers reporting 200% increases from the same time last year, Ms. Heckman said. Brian Mahoney And David Klepper, The Christian Science Monitor, "Are you hearing fireworks every night? You're not alone.," 25 June 2020 Not why make it — reboots are all the rage, and it’s an entertaining eight episodes, a pitch-black noir set in a booming Los Angeles in the early 1930s. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "HBO's 'Perry Mason' reboot is a gritty noir prequel nobody asked for. But it's worth it," 20 June 2020 Display companies have seen enormous recent growth due to a rising economy and the booming live event business, in which food and music festivals have sprouted up all over the nation. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Fireworks Usage Is Exploding. But July 4th Silence Awaits," 19 June 2020 This article is for the lovers of big, cushy ear pads, comfortable head straps, and booming sound that just won’t quit. Popular Science, "Over-the-ear headphones to immerse you in high-quality sound," 19 June 2020 As a cutting-edge employer in a booming industry, Columbia also provided its employees with bicycle parking, private lockers, subsidised meals at the company canteen, and a library. National Geographic, "How bicycles transformed our world," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of booming

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Jul 2020

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“Booming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of booming

: growing or expanding very quickly
: loud and low : having a low rumbling sound
: very forceful or powerful


boom·​ing | \ ˈbü-miŋ How to pronounce booming (audio) \

Kids Definition of booming

1 : making a deep sound a booming voice
2 : forcefully or powerfully done a booming hit

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