Definition of slam-bang in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslamˌbaNG/
informal, chiefly North American


1Exciting and energetic: a slam-bang action cartoon
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  • It may make for slam-bang entertainment in the film industry's home state.
  • One more ounce of metaphysics and it would have been stupid; one less ounce, it would have been empty slam-bang eye candy.
  • There are no such problems here; from the film's slam-bang opening, to its brilliant closing moments, there's not a wasted shot or scene.
1.1With no niceties, subtleties, or restraints; direct and forceful: the slam-bang world of daily journalism
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  • Greener-grass suspicions aside, the comment refreshed for me this good old view of America, one usually yoked to the very slam-bang action and bustling small-town communities avoided by the director.
  • The slam-bang boredom created by these glorified grunge grunts is almost unlistenable.
  • And those consequences, thanks to some slam-bang special effects, are completely devastating.


Suddenly and forcefully or violently: I walked slam-bang into this character
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  • On Friday, though, for all its colour, flair and energy, his playing was often incoherent, self-indulgent and slam-bang crass.

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Syllabification: slam-bang

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