booming

adjective
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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In fashion, lingering financial fear, anti-consumerist impulses, and environmental concerns have contributed to the rise of a booming resale market. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design," 27 Dec. 2018 The sharp emissions rise was fueled primarily by a booming economy, researchers found. Chris Mooney, The Seattle Times, "U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked in 2018 – and it couldn’t happen at a worse time," 9 Jan. 2019 Nadym, a former gulag camp, is now a booming town of gas workers. Anatoly Kurmanaev, WSJ, "U.S. Sanctions Bring Kremlin, Russian Oligarchs Closer Together," 29 Nov. 2018 Highway 93 connects Missoula, a booming college town, with Polson, on the south shore of Flathead Lake. Abe Streep, New York Times, "What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For," 4 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, in recent years, new hotels have been popping up around the booming resort town, including the downtown Firebrand. Myers Reece, Condé Nast Traveler, "Montana Ski Resorts Don't Get As Much Love As They Should," 23 Jan. 2018 Bisbee This southeast Arizona community, once a booming copper-mining town, has reinvented itself as a quirky arts community. azcentral, "From climate to fry bread, 125 reasons to love Arizona," 15 May 2015 Harley-Davidson has long been the standard bearer of loud, booming engines, but at Las Vegas' Consumer Electronics Showcase on Monday, the motorcycle company showed off its first-ever pure electric bike. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Harley-Davidson's LiveWire Electric Bike Is Here—And Very Expensive," 7 Jan. 2019 His first foray into spirits, accordingly, was with rye whiskey, not exactly a booming category in the early ’90s. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "In wake of Sapporo beer deal, Anchor Distilling rechristened as Hotaling & Co.," 31 Jan. 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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booming

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of booming

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

booming

adjective
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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