Explosion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsploʊʒn|  American pronunciation of the word explosion
Brit.  |ɪkˈspləʊʒ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word explosion


- a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction (syn: blowup, detonation)
- the act of exploding or bursting(syn: burst)
- a sudden great increase
- the noise caused by an explosion
- the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant (syn: plosion)
- a sudden outburst
- a golf shot from a bunker that typically moves sand as well as the golf ball


The filmmakers staged the car's explosion.

The island was rocked by a series of volcanic explosions.

The region has experienced a population explosion.

His comments prompted an explosion of laughter from the crowd.

Several people were injured in a bomb explosion.

We heard a loud explosion.

A massive explosion ripped through the building.

Police carried out a controlled explosion of the device.

the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children

the explosion was heard a mile away

The building was rocked by an explosion.

The combination of these two chemicals can cause an explosion.

Four people were seriously wounded in the explosion.

The force of the explosion ripped a hole in the wall.

The explosion blasted a hole in the side of the ship.

Word forms

singular: explosion
plural: explosions
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