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English definition of “bombshell”

bombshell

noun [C usually singular] (NEWS)    /ˈbɒm.ʃel/ US  /ˈbɑːm-/
a sudden and often unpleasant piece of news: My sister dropped a bombshell by announcing she was leaving her job.Information and messages
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