Definition of sonic boom in English:

sonic boom

Translate sonic boom into Spanish


  • A loud explosive noise caused by the shock wave from an aircraft traveling faster than the speed of sound.

    ‘Those gray bushytails would hunker down at the sound of the sonic boom and not be seen for interminable periods of time.’
    • ‘Four thunderous sonic booms shook the island about three minutes later.’
    • ‘There's also a supersonic jet with a hushed sonic boom for flying over populated areas.’
    • ‘These shock waves are translated inside our ears into sound and are what are commonly know as sonic booms.’
    • ‘Israeli warplanes broke the sound barrier over Beirut, causing a sonic boom, while on the diplomatic front a succession of intermediaries urged Lebanese leaders to help restore calm.’


sonic boom

/ˈsänik bo͞om/ /ˈsɑnɪk bum/