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

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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Today there are new golden opportunities here, based on tourism, the booming wine industry and the growth of farm-to-table dining. Rosemary Mcclure,, "Hotels near Yosemite that won't blow your budget," 30 June 2019 The Mondelez purchase comes on the heels of a major milestone in the booming renewable energy industry. Matt Egan, CNN, "First on CNN Business: Mondelez is buying enough solar power to produce 10 billion Oreo cookies per year," 27 June 2019 Here’s my takeaway after meeting with Roose and living with his company’s 2019 prototype for a week and change: Cowboy is a name to watch in the booming e-bike industry. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "First look: Cowboy proves the e-bikes with removable batteries can be beautiful," 8 June 2019 Drawn to the Houston area’s booming energy industry, top-tier public schools, and pristine subdivisions with names like Settlers Park and Sugar Mill, my parents and their peers arrived in the 1970s and 1980s to this aspirational dream town. Siddhartha Mahanta, The New York Review of Books, "One Man’s Quest for a Memorial to Sugar Land’s Bitter History," 4 June 2019 Divers had become intrigued by a booming oil industry, and the allure of black gold replaced the desire to retrieve the tears of the mermaids. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "A Rare Natural Pearl That Once Belonged to a Spanish Princess Is For Sale," 14 May 2019 In May last year, the county had added 32,500 jobs in a year — nearly 7,000 more annually than this May. Economists have pointed to a booming economy in 2018 as hard to sustain, so a slight slowing this year is to be expected. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego unemployment falls to 2.8%," 21 June 2019 All this leaves Americans feeling stressed about money despite the booming economy. Janna Herron, USA TODAY, "The economy is booming. But are Americans' finances healthier because of it?," 20 June 2019 Despite the booming economy, Americans still like a good bargain. Shwanika Narayan,, "Emeryville’s Grocery Outlet heads to Wall Street," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of booming

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of booming was in 1640

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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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