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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Recent Examples on the Web Etsy is placing a large bid on the booming secondhand goods market. Francesca Fontana, WSJ, 4 June 2021 And amidst a booming housing market, with a solid quarter under its belt – not to mention our AI’s analysis to back it all up – considers this Top Consumer stock a Top Buy for June. - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 3 June 2021 The factories came back in eight weeks, faster than expected, but by then the semiconductor industry had switched production to chips for the booming consumer electronics market. Tom Krisher, Star Tribune, 3 June 2021 All that lending for traders to buy cryptocurrencies didn't seem like a problem just a few weeks ago, when Wall Street firms and other major financial players were clamoring to get in on the booming market. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, 24 May 2021 That means white households have accrued most of the wealth generated by the booming market, while Black and Latino families — and lower-income families of all races — continue to rent., 20 May 2021 Home Depot and Lowe's, which have not suffered like department stores during the pandemic thanks to a booming housing market, topped projections from Wall Street analysts who had already been lifting their sales and profit expectations. Arkansas Online, 20 May 2021 As Utah has seen a booming housing market, Rawlings said calls for inspections have been a bit slow. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 May 2021 But state tax collections swelled last year, aided by a booming stock market, and this week Newsom announced a $75.7-billion surplus — before even factoring in the $27 billion en route from the federal government. Melanie Mason Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2021

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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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8 Jun 2021

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“Booming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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