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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Seattle has become a city of transplants due to the booming local economy. Stephen Whyno, The Seattle Times, "NHL adds Seattle as league’s 32nd team, play begins in 2021," 5 Dec. 2018 The potential flood of new tech jobs to New York is a boon to the efforts of local officials to turn the city into a hub of the booming tech economy. Eliot Brown, WSJ, "Google Plans Large New York City Expansion," 7 Nov. 2018 Republicans, rather than reaping the rewards of a booming economy, are facing a blistering electoral repudiation. Ezra Klein, Vox, "Republicans are paying the Trump tax," 7 Nov. 2018 But speaking in Fargo, Trump dismissed Obama's speech and mocked his claim that Trump was taking credit for a booming economy that started during the prior administration. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Obama returns to campaign trail with fiery speech; Trump counters, 'I fell asleep'," 2 Oct. 2018 And a booming postwar economy meant a rapid rise in homeownership, leading to a surge in the construction of smaller-scale homes and apartments. Hillary Brown, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Mid-Century Modern Design," 13 Sep. 2018 The booming area has drawn Amazon, Home Depot Inc., L’Oréal SA and FedEx Corp. among its many logistics operations—sites that are mostly outside the jurisdiction of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, known as DART. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Retail’s New E-Commerce Headache: Delivering Workers to Warehouses," 12 Oct. 2018 Kittitas grew faster last year in percentage terms than any other county in the state, including the booming area around Seattle. Kirk Johnson, New York Times, "Solar Plan Collides With Farm Tradition in Pacific Northwest," 11 July 2018 The bulk of the fast-food chains are on the west side, but both centers have a combination of fast-food, fast-casual and dine-in places and a ridiculous amount of options for one of the most booming areas of Tarrant County. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "What's Newk's? It's ready to answer that question in far north Fort Worth," 5 June 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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