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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Questions like: Who will reap the profits of the booming business? Mary Schmich,, "Marijuana? Cannabis? Weed? Pot? Dope? What do you call that stuff?," 23 July 2019 Since the 1980s, mass incarceration has become a booming business in the United States, with 670 people out of every 100,000 becoming a prisoner. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Five of the Most Fascinating Prison Museums in America," 23 July 2019 Cookie decorating is becoming a booming business, thanks to Instagram and our society's return to the stress-relieving, soul-feeding practice of baking. Rebecca White, Dallas News, "Sugar rush! Meet 3 Dallas-area bakers making cute and modern decorated cookies," 3 July 2019 Between their five kids, Drake, 14, Ella, 12, Duke, 10, Emmie, 9, and Crew, 11 months, forthcoming TV network and their booming Magnolia business, life couldn’t get any sweeter. Emily Strohm,, "Chip Gaines on His Transition from Bachelor to Married Life with Joanna: ‘I Had to Make Changes’," 5 June 2019 In a new interview in the January issue of Good Housekeeping U.K., Carole opened up about her booming business and told the outlet that all of her kids — Kate included — had a crucial part to play in making Party Pieces a success. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Kate and Pippa Middleton Had Secret Jobs That You've Never Heard About," 10 Dec. 2018 The rate hikes successfully slowed the booming economy, keeping inflation in check, and finally moved the Fed away from the zero level that many feared it was stuck at. Matt Egan, CNN, "The Fed is coming to the rescue. But there's no emergency," 12 July 2019 Supporters of the project also point out that cement is now in high demand because of the booming Bay Area economy. Katie Brown, The Mercury News, "“This is definitely a local Standing Rock”: Sargent Ranch," 9 July 2019 But as her booming, powerful baritone ricocheted off the walls, Ms. Lucas, 38, became the character — plotting his next seductions with relish and menace. Michael Cooper, New York Times, "Transgender Opera Singers Find Their Voices," 8 July 2019

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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 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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not constant or steady

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