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  • n. Plural form of booming.


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  • As you would expect, it was a scenic hour, with long views from the dazzling blue above and shorter ones from the murky blue below, mysterious and silent but for the imagined boomings of the deep or the scraping of a plaintive cello.

    Rewind TV: Ocean Giants; Who Do You Think You Are?; The Story of British Pathé: the Birth of the News; Wilfred – review

  • There was quite a long silence, broken by an interested, soft outburst of gentle boomings from the serving frog-maids.

    The Moon Pool

  • From the swelling throat pouch of the monster behind her came a succession of the reverberant boomings.

    The Moon Pool

  • Nor had I any choice then but to listen to the night-sounds of the forest; and they were various as the day-sounds, and for every day-sound, from the faintest lisping and softest trill to the deep boomings and piercing cries, there was an analogue; always with something mysterious, unreal in its tone, something proper to the night.

    Green Mansions

  • The boomings and bellowings are said to be loudest at sunrise and sunset.

    The Land of Midian

  • As she stood, the wind brought faint boomings that might almost have been thunder.

    Exodus From The Long Sun

  • The boomings, whatever they were, must have been trapped and channeled beneath an atmospheric reflecting layer far below.

    A Meeting with Medusa

  • Distant hollow boomings came long after the lights were gone and then the sounds faded into the crashing on the reef.

    Across The Sea Of Suns

  • If one judged by the reviews that have appeared so far, one would imagine JR to be the former kind of work: obscure and full of boomings, perhaps even a true work of genius, which normally means pretentiously exclusive, turgidly self-indulgent, and awesomely unreadable, like Finnegans Wake.

    Big Deals

  • More boomings came shortly from a source Weaver finally identified as a grille over the control panels.

    The Worshippers


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