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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Thanks to the booming femtech industry, there are now dozens of fertility and pregnancy apps like Ovia, which give moms-to-be an easy way to input daily health updates during their pregnancy journeys. Rachel Wells, Glamour, "Your Pregnancy App May Be Selling Your Data—To Your Boss," 12 Apr. 2019 Despite a booming beauty industry, U.S. laws for cosmetics safety are virtually unchanged since they were created back in 1938. Good Housekeeping, "The Real Meaning of Clean Beauty, According to Scientists," 11 Apr. 2019 Dietary supplements are a booming industry, with some 80,000 kinds of supplements sold in 2016, according to a recent government report. Jared Hopkins, WSJ, "FDA Challenges Supplement Makers’ Marketing Claims," 11 Feb. 2019 The county, two hours east of Chicago, is the hub of the booming recreational-vehicle industry, with around 2 percent unemployment. Adam Geller, The Seattle Times, "A community that backed Trump says no to migrant detention center," 30 July 2018 Known for its collection of National Registry of Historic Places listings, including the 1880 Public Library and 130 year-old New York Life Building, the neighborhood is one of many hotspots in the suddenly booming heartland city. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kansas City's Latest Hotel is Also the City's Newest Art Museum," 17 July 2018 Now, with a booming economy, the state is on much more solid ground. Adam Ashton, sacbee, "California has billions in extra money. Why don't taxpayers get a refund?," 13 June 2018 Now Briegmann, who talks about the booming German hip-hop scene as easily as the advantages of various business models, is focused on building bridges -- and finding synergies -- between pop music scenes all over the world. Robert Levine, Billboard, "UMG's Frank Briegmann on Breaking Migos in Germany, Balancing Digital & Physical Needs Across Europe," 11 Apr. 2018 Lots has been written about the booming tech scene in Mexico, in particular in the city of Guadalajara, which is the latest place to be given some kind of Silicon Valley moniker. New York Times, "Mexico Has Its Spyware. A Reporter Has a Few Phones to Juggle.," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of booming

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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