Definition of bombshell in English:


Syllabification: bomb·shell
Pronunciation: /ˈbämˌSHel


  • 1An overwhelming surprise or disappointment: the news came as a bombshell
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    • Just days after he announced he'd stay leader for as long as the party wanted him the prime minister dropped a bombshell.
    • Just as the season is about to start they have dropped a bombshell with these guidance notes.
    • Then, the other night, while drunk, depressed and emotionally lost (for various reasons), she dropped a bombshell on me.
  • 2 informal A very attractive woman: a twenty-year-old blonde bombshell
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    • The blonde bombshell stayed in the Burlington Hotel last night before flying back to London today.
    • Later on, photographers caught up with her again, and the blonde bombshell loudly declared, ‘I love New York!’
    • It's the blonde bombshell's battle for big bucks.
  • 3 dated An artillery shell.
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    • So we have bombshells that hit every corner of the airport, and of course they strike a lot of airplanes.
    • To avoid being struck by bombshells and bullets, my entire family descended to the dark bomb shelter below our house and hid.
    • V-Day went past this year leaving a huge hangover of love, friendship, sentiment and a few bullets and bombshells as well, that spilled all over the city screens.

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