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"wham" in British English

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whamexclamation

uk   us   /wæm/ informal
  • wham exclamation (SOUND)

used to ​suggest the ​sound of a ​suddenhit: The ​boys in the ​cartoon were ​punching each other - wham, ​zap!
  • wham exclamation (SUDDENLY)

used to show that something you are ​describinghappenedsuddenly: Everything was ​fine until, wham, the ​wiresnapped.
(Definition of wham from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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whamexclamation

 us   /hwæm, wæm/ infml
used to ​suggest the ​sound of a ​suddenhit, or to ​signal that something ​sudden and ​unexpectedhappened: All of a ​sudden, wham, I couldn’t ​leave my ​house, except to go to ​school.
(Definition of wham from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wham”
in Chinese (Simplified) 声音, (表示重击声)砰, 嘭…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聲音, (表示重擊聲)砰, 啪…
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