Explosion vs Kaboom - What's the difference?

explosion | kaboom |


As nouns the difference between explosion and kaboom

is that explosion is a violent release of energy (sometimes mechanical, nuclear, or chemical) while kaboom is the sound of an explosion, typically seen in comic strips or heard in a light hearted conversation.

As a interjection kaboom is

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explosion

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A violent release of energy (sometimes mechanical, nuclear, or chemical.)
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author= Chico Harlan
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Japan pockets the subsidy … , passage=Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion ."}}
  • A bursting due to pressure.
  • The sound of an explosion.
  • A sudden uncontrolled increase.
  • *
  • As with the Lejeuneaceae, this pattern of massive speciation appears to be correlated with the Cretaceous explosion of the angiosperms and the simultaneous creation of a host of new microenvironments, differing in humidity, light intensity, texture, etc.
  • A sudden outburst.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Can China clean up fast enough? , passage=All this has led to an explosion of protest across China, including among a middle class that has discovered nimbyism. That worries the government, which fears that environmental activism could become the foundation for more general political opposition. It is therefore dealing with pollution in two ways—suppression and mitigation.}}

    Synonyms

    * blast * burst * detonation * eruption * fulmination * bang * boom

    Antonyms

    * implosion

    See also

    * (wikipedia) ----

    kaboom

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (UK)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The sound of an explosion, typically seen in comic strips or heard in a light hearted conversation.
  • Interjection

    (en interjection)