The sharp, explosive sound generated by an airplane traveling at speeds greater than the speed of sound. The sonic boom follows the aircraft much like a wake follows a ship.
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The last band I was in was kind of a Sonic Youth rip-off band, and I thought that that was my calling.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Turkey has had more than a decade of economic boom, and is now the sixth-most-visited tourist destination in the world.
“I was watching ‘Daniel The Tiger’ with my kid and I heard two shots like ‘boom-boom,’” he said.
But the dress was its own unapologetic sonic boom—and was immediately much-copied.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress|Tim Teeman|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Christie has a lot riding on fulfilling his promise of shepherding Atlantic City into a third boom era.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a distant, dull boom in the air—a repeated heavy thud.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
“Boom” refers, of course, to the large amount of support which Cleveland obtained on his second election to the Presidency.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
A church clock struck the hour of seven, its clangor intruding upon the silence only as a muffled boom.Dope|Sax Rohmer
It is a generally accepted axiom that a public man cannot afford to be modest in these go-ahead days of "boom."The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
And as I watched the canvas shake and heard it boom and flap I heartily welcomed it.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood