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sonic boom

noun as in burst of sound

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Such shock waves are sonic boom–like disturbances marked by an abrupt increase in density, temperature and pressure.

Supersonic flight over land has been prohibited since 1973, when the Federal Aviation Administration banned it due to the impact of sonic booms.

It’s analogous to an airplane passing the sound-speed barrier and creating a sonic boom.

The fundamental problem she worked on, the sonic boom, begins when an airplane pushes air molecules out of the way as it flies.

It may not be a sonic boom, but it is the pop of a starting pistol.

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But the dress was its own unapologetic sonic boom—and was immediately much-copied.

Their accelerating crack-up was like a sonic boom: You heard it only after the Concorde was gone.


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On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sonic boom, such as: shock wave, loud report, and mach wave.

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