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Definition of "bang" []

  • A sudden loud noise, as of an explosion. (noun)
  • A sudden loud blow or bump. (noun)
  • Informal A sudden burst of action: The campaign started off with a bang. (noun)
  • Slang A sense of excitement; a thrill: We got a bang out of watching the old movies. (noun)
  • To strike heavily and often repeatedly; bump. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bang" in a sentence
  • "February 18, 2008 at 4:19 am ackshully shood hab sed, insted ob *shoot shoot bang bang*"
  • "With amazing coolness, the New Englander brought his Winchester to a level, and _bang, bang, bang_, he shattered three of the knots in quick succession."
  • "There was the rattling of a key faintly heard, and then _bang, bang, bang_, and the ringing of the bell."