sonic boom

noun

Definition of sonic boom

  1. :  a sound resembling an explosion produced when a shock wave formed at the nose of an aircraft traveling at supersonic speed reaches the ground —called also sonic bang

First Known Use of sonic boom

1952


SONIC BOOM Defined for English Language Learners

sonic boom

noun

Definition of sonic boom for English Language Learners

  • : a very loud and explosive noise that is produced by an aircraft when it travels faster than the speed of sound


SONIC BOOM Defined for Kids

sonic boom

noun

Definition of sonic boom for Students

  1. :  a sound like an explosion that is made by an aircraft traveling faster than the speed of sound



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