bombshell


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bomb·shell

 (bŏm′shĕl′)
n.
1. An explosive bomb.
2. One that is shocking, surprising, or amazing.
3. One who is very attractive.

bombshell

(ˈbɒmˌʃɛl)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (esp formerly) a bomb or artillery shell
2. a shocking or unwelcome surprise: the news of his death was a bombshell.
3. informal an attractive girl or woman (esp in the phrase blonde bombshell)

bomb•shell

(ˈbɒmˌʃɛl)

n.
1. a bomb.
2. something or someone having a sudden and sensational effect: the bombshell of his resignation; the blond bombshell of film comedies.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bombshell - an entertainer who has a sensational effect; "she was a blonde bombshell"
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
2.bombshell - a shocking surprise; "news of the attack came like a bombshell"
surprise - a sudden unexpected event
3.bombshell - an explosive bomb or artillery shell
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions

bombshell

noun complete surprise, shock, revelation, jolt, bolt from the blue His resignation after thirteen years is a political bombshell.
Translations
إِمْرأَةٌ مُغْرِيَةٌخَبَرٌ مُفاجئ
bombasexbomba
bombesexbombe
pommiseksipommi
bombabombázó
æsifregn, bomba
sexbomba
âfetbeklenmedik olaybüyük sürprizdilber

bombshell

[ˈbɒmʃel] N
1. (Mil) (formerly) → obús m, granada f
2. (fig) [of news etc] → bomba f
it fell like a bombshellcayó como una bomba
3. (= attractive woman) she was a real bombshellera todo un bombón
see also blond(e)

bombshell

[ˈbɒmʃɛl] n
to be a bombshell → faire l'effet d'une bombe
to be a political bombshell → faire l'effet d'une bombe dans le monde politique
to drop a bombshell → annoncer une nouvelle qui fait l'effet d'une bombebomb shelter nabri m antiaérienbomb site n
(= empty piece of land) → lieu m bombardé
the bomb site (= place where bomb attack took place) → le lieu de l'attentat à la bombe

bombshell

[ˈbɒmˌʃɛl] n (fig) (news) → bomba
a blonde bombshell → una bionda esplosiva

bomb

(bom) noun
a hollow case containing explosives etc. The enemy dropped a bomb on the factory and blew it up.
verb
1. to drop bombs on. London was bombed several times.
2. to fail miserably. The play bombed on the first night.
ˈbomber noun
1. an aeroplane built for bombing.
2. a person who bombs. Bombers have caused many deaths in Northern Ireland.
ˈbombshell noun
1. a piece of startling news. His resignation was a real bombshell.
2. (slang) a sexy woman.
References in classic literature ?
The German attache, whose name was Baron von Opperman, did not speak until the champagne was served, when he threw a bombshell into the midst of the little party.
The word had fallen like a bombshell in the pure and tranquil atmosphere of the Archer dining-room.
I glanced at father, and I was afraid he was going to giggle at the effect of this human bombshell he had been guilty of launching amongst us.
Bounderby, red and hot, planted himself in the centre of the path before the horse's head, to explode his bombshell with more effect.
As he came among them like a bombshell the restless Atkinson happened to be taking a turn nearer to the house front; and the doctor clutched him by the collar in a convulsive grip.
Soon the words: "Mademoiselle Cormon has returned!" burst like a bombshell into all households.
They imagined Trump-haters hanging breathlessly on Mueller's every word, hoping to find the bombshell that makes the obstruction case against Trump.
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LAHORE -- PML-N central leader Asif Kirmani has said bombshell of inflation are being dropped on poor masses while the development of Pakistan is imprisoned in Kot Lakhpat jail.
He held price hike bombshell are being dropped on poor people and morsel of bread is being snatched from them.