Definition of booming in English:



  • 1Having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth:

    ‘the booming economy of the 1920s’
    • ‘The products and ideas associated with a no-growth economy turned out to be a booming growth industry.’
    • ‘Other old economy sectors like heavy engineering, automobiles and construction also figure in the growth charts backed by booming demand.’
    • ‘No doubt the booming market in rural period homes within commuting distance of Edinburgh will pick up again.’
    • ‘World War II and its aftermath also launched a period of booming prosperity, population growth, and economic diversification.’
    • ‘One reason is that the strong economy and the booming stock market are enabling people to buy extra vehicles and more expensive ones.’
    • ‘Australia has had a booming economy for over a decade but economic growth has not been translated into the creation of new full-time jobs.’
    • ‘They have had 5 years of booming prosperity on the basis of the policies of this Labour Government.’
    • ‘Everyone knows the dynamics of booming growth have given way to the need to operate under new business rules.’
    • ‘Youth soccer remains in a period of booming growth throughout North America.’
    • ‘Even in the booming economy of the 1990's, they were still fighting to take part equally with their male business school colleagues.’
    • ‘His activities coincide with a booming period of great popularity of the theaters.’
    • ‘An air of optimism is immediately evident in Tullow these days, as the town experiences a booming period in terms of business.’
    • ‘True economic profits were significantly overstated, with both booming profits and productivity gains unsustainable.’
    • ‘It is also an industry responsible for innovation and the recent booming productivity growth of the U.S. economy.’
    • ‘Much of traditional Beijing has been destroyed by pressures of booming population and economic growth.’
    • ‘A booming post-war economy ushered in a long period of growth for many large corporations and for the auditing profession.’
    • ‘The statistics bureau noted that efforts to curb bank lending and dampen some booming industries' growth were showing effects.’
    • ‘The booming economy and rapid growth of new media have helped the entertainment industry flourish.’
    • ‘The UK economy is booming right now… the pound is strong, people are employed and the quality of life is good.’
    • ‘Fueled by a global economic recovery and a booming domestic bourse, local market demand, exports and production indicators have showed signs of expansion, Wu said.’
    flourishing, burgeoning, thriving, prospering, prosperous, successful, strong, vigorous, buoyant
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  • 2(of a sound or voice) loud, deep, and resonant:

    ‘his booming voice’
    ‘a booming laugh’
    • ‘He is friendly, enthusiastic and extremely quick on the draw, with a deep, booming voice.’
    • ‘He stood up straight, look around the room, and spoke slowly, in a loud booming voice as if he were a teacher trying to overrule a class of noisy students.’
    • ‘In a loud, booming noise, the central structure was reduced to a pile of flaming planks.’
    • ‘The door swung open and Eric's deep booming voice filled the room.’
    • ‘He had just got into the best mood you can imagine, when suddenly he heard a loud booming sound coming from down the path.’
    • ‘Then suddenly the lab shook violently and I heard a loud booming noise coming from close by.’
    • ‘Just as often, we're awoken by a deep booming voice.’
    • ‘Light spilled out from upper and lower windows, even though it was early in the morning, and loud, booming voices resounded from inside.’
    • ‘Suddenly there is a loud booming sound in the sky.’
    • ‘Suddenly a loud booming laugh came from in front of us as a man appeared in front of us.’
    • ‘I must've blushed crimson, because Chevy laughed a deep booming laugh.’
    • ‘There was a loud booming noise that sounded like a gas tank exploding in the condo unit below.’
    • ‘There was once more a deep booming laugh that sounded like thunder.’
    • ‘A loud booming voice rang and everyone roared up at once.’
    • ‘Her voice did not resound in a booming echo, as it did when she had first spoken from her electronic home.’
    • ‘The loud applause could not drown out the booming sound of the karts' engines on the race track as they awaited the checkered flag.’
    • ‘A few hours later I was awoken by a loud, booming sound, so close to my head it felt like an alarm clock.’
    • ‘From deep in the rain forest comes a low, booming sound.’
    • ‘His deep booming voice carried across the hangar bay, letting everyone in on the joke.’
    • ‘Or, worse still, handling noise from the operators hands knocking against the body of the camera which can give off very loud booming sounds on the tape.’
    resonant, sonorous, ringing, resounding, reverberating, reverberative, reverberant, reverberatory, carrying, thundering, thunderous, rumbling, roaring
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  • 3Struck with great force:

    ‘a booming kick from the touchline’
    • ‘In the second match the Uruguayan broke the deadlock in the 79-th minute on a booming strike.’
    • ‘Berger's booming punts and kickoffs kept the team's outstanding coverage units in the upper echelon.’
    • ‘Leinster added to their lead in the 46th minute with a booming drop goal from D' Arcy before Bath resumed their siege.’
    • ‘His booming kicks to touch from his own 25 gave Kandy much ground to gain but of no avail.’
    • ‘His booming first serve lay the foundations for the victory, but he was helped by some errors from Norman at crucial times.’
    • ‘One-cap Ireland international McHugh slotted in at fly-half in a reworked back-line and kept Connacht on the move with a series of booming kicks for touch.’
    • ‘The Chargers have been confident Bennett could pull them out of disaster with his booming punts.’
    • ‘His booming kicks to touch when under pressure helps the team's cause immensely.’
    • ‘One setback will be the loss of punter Joey Hildbold, who regularly bails out the offense with booming kicks.’
    • ‘Opener Mark Vermeulen was again visibly nervous to start with, but slowly found the confidence to play some of his booming drives.’
    • ‘His booming kicks to touch lifted the visiting team.’
    • ‘Overall, both leagues are looking to cash in on the country's booming interest in soccer.’
    • ‘But look closer and you'll see that the millionaire golf pro hitting the booming drives isn't a millionaire golf pro at all but a 13-year-old schoolgirl.’
    • ‘Dev Wijewardene was a tower of strength with his booming kicks.’
    • ‘The Brazilian forged his reputation as an attacking defender with a booming shot and enough skill to make an opposing defender's life miserable.’
    • ‘His booming kicks to touch were a winning factor.’
    • ‘And the thing that stood out was his booming kicks.’
    • ‘His booming punts can back up teams, and now the Browns have a defense that can keep them there.’
    • ‘At 193 centimetres, with a huge leap and a booming kick, it was believed that the young star would slot neatly into a key forward post with the Blues.’
    • ‘Janikowski is known for his booming kickoffs and his great range and accuracy on field goals.’