Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a bomb.

Etymologies

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bomb +‎ -like

Examples

  • Assistant Attorney General John Grossman called the light boards "bomblike" devices and said that if they had been explosive they could have damaged infrastructure and transportation in the city.

    It Was a Joke, Stupid

  • By the same token, the vivid portrayal of the Last Judgment that Verdi incorporated into the "Dies irae" movement of his Requiem, with its minor-key trumpet calls and bomblike thwacks on the bass drum, is as exciting as any of his operas—and as "pictorial" as "Jesus Mocked by the Soldiers."

    How Can Skeptics Make Convincing Religious Art?

  • I regarded a stand of trees across the way, one large one a familiar landmark With a dazzling flash that seemed to sizzle and a bomblike report of thunder the tree was split, not a hundred meters away.

    Trumps of Doom

  • El Paso had been aroused in the dead of night by bomblike explosions which, many had taken for granted, came from the guns on the hill, repelling or revenging a raid from the other side.

    Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley

  • Olsen is a powerful presence, dropping bomblike splatters and blurring the line between propulsion and ornamentation, while Hana sends the pieces on roller-coaster rides with feedback flip-outs, jagged, detuned string bending, and post-Derek Bailey note tangles, staying in sync with Olsen's wide-ranging rhythms all the while.

    Chicago Reader

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