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ex·plo·sion

explosion

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk splo zhn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of bursting or the noise made by bursting.
They heard the explosion of fireworks in the distance.
 
synonyms:
bang, blast, boom, burst, detonation, eruption
similar words:
discharge, outburst, thunder
definition 2: a laugh, cry, or yell that is sudden and loud.
We heard an explosion of laughter coming from the circus tent.
synonyms:
eruption, outburst
similar words:
blaze, burst, convulsion, gale, outbreak