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SONIC BOOM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sonic boom mean? 

SONIC BOOM (noun)
  The noun SONIC BOOM has 1 sense:

1. an explosive sound caused by the shock wave of an airplane traveling faster than the speed of sound

  Familiarity information: SONIC BOOM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SONIC BOOM (noun)


Sense 1sonic boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An explosive sound caused by the shock wave of an airplane traveling faster than the speed of sound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

a sonic boom follows an aircraft as a wake follows a ship

Hypernyms ("sonic boom" is a kind of...):

blast wave; shock wave (a region of high pressure travelling through a gas at a high velocity)


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