Definition of sonic boom in English:

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sonic boom



A loud explosive noise caused by the shock wave from an aircraft or other object travelling faster than the speed of sound.
Example sentences
  • Those gray bushytails would hunker down at the sound of the sonic boom and not be seen for interminable periods of time.
  • Four thunderous sonic booms shook the island about three minutes later.
  • There's also a supersonic jet with a hushed sonic boom for flying over populated areas.
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