foom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative. Compare boom.

Interjection[edit]

foom

  1. The sound of a muffled explosion.
    • 1983, Richard Bach, Biplane
      And FOOM-FOOM! the two engines burst together into life...
    • 2000, James Bradley, Ron Powers, Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima
      Those flat-trajectory shells would skim straight in, making a roaring sound in the dark: Foom! Foom! Foom!
    • 2007, Warren Murphy, James Mullaney, The New Destroyer: Guardian Angel
      A soft, distant foom. The lights blinked, then faded. Foom-foom-foom! Explosions, one after another, rocked the tunnel.

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