boom·ing | \ˈbü-miŋ \

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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Insiders say Beijing isn't likely to risk impacting its booming box office in retaliation against tariffs, but the aggressive U.S. stance could further delay stalled film-quota negotiations. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Will Hollywood Get Caught in Trump's China Trade War Crossfire?," 13 July 2018 In the same 20 years, the booming north-side community has collected $89 million and the struggling south-side neighborhood has collected $12.7 million in TIF dollars. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "News / Politics / Poverty / Race Father Pfleger, top cop Johnson, and a tinge of hope for the city’s future," 13 July 2018 Few would have predicted that democracy would totter in Poland, a booming economy with few immigrants that has benefited hugely from European Union membership. The Economist, "Lessons from the rise of strongmen in weak states," 14 June 2018 Steven Sigmon, owner of a Bloomfield manufacturer, is headed to England to take part in his first Farnborough International Airshow and stake a claim in the booming aerospace business. Stephen Singer,, "Connecticut Manufacturers Join State At UK Aerospace Trade Show," 14 July 2018 Airboating is a booming business in Osceola County, and some tourists head straight to the docks from the airport to ride them, said Dave Johnson, president of the Osceola Airboat Association. Ryan Gillespie,, "Despite new law, homeowners on Lake Toho still complain about airboat noise," 13 July 2018 After years of study and months of debate, city officials in Boston are set to vote Wednesday on a bill that could sharply rein in the booming business of short-term rentals. Tim Logan,, "Vote on short-term rental rules could happen Wednesday," 11 June 2018 SusieCakes, which has bakeries in California and Texas, does a booming gender-reveal business at its San Francisco location. Maggie Winterfeldt Clark, San Francisco Chronicle, "Girl or boy?: Creative ‘gender reveal’ parties catch on with parents," 16 May 2018 Peace has meant booming business for official gun sellers in Baghdad, since licenses are now being issued for pistols and hunting rifles and shotguns, in a bid to control them. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, "In Baghdad, Iraqis embrace return to normalcy, with eye on its fragility," 7 May 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of booming

1 : making a deep sound a booming voice

2 : forcefully or powerfully done a booming hit

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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