boom Definition

  • 1a loud, deep, resonant sound
  • 2a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth
  • 3a sudden increase in something

Using boom: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "boom" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The boom of the fireworks echoed through the valley.

  • Example

    The baby's toy made a loud boom when it hit the ground.

  • Example

    The tech industry experienced a boom in the 1990s.

  • Example

    There was a boom in housing construction during the post-war period.

boom Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for boom

Idioms Using boom

  • to take strong action to punish or reprimand someone


    The boss lowered the boom on the employee who had been stealing from the company.

  • to make a lot of noise or have a big impact


    The new product launch is expected to make a big boom in the market.

  • a situation that can either be very successful or very unsuccessful


    Investing in the stock market is always a boom or bust proposition.

Phrases with boom

  • boom and bust

    a cycle of economic expansion and contraction


    The economy has gone through many boom and bust cycles throughout history.

  • a portable stereo system with powerful speakers


    He brought his boom box to the park and played music for everyone to enjoy.

  • a significant increase in the number of births in a particular period


    The baby boom after World War II led to a surge in demand for schools and other services.


Summary: boom in Brief

The term 'boom' [buːm] refers to a loud, deep, resonant sound, as well as a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth. It can also denote a sudden increase in something, such as housing construction. Phrases like 'baby boom' and 'boom and bust' are common, while idioms like 'lower the boom' and 'make a big boom' add color to the language.

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