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English definition of “bang”


exclamation     /bæŋ/
used to suggest the sound of a sudden loud noise , such as a gunshot or an explosion : "Bang! Bang! You're dead !" said the child , pointing a plastic gun at me.Sounds used as interjectionsInterjections go bang to make a sudden loud noise : The balloon went bang when it landed on the bush .Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of bang exclamation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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