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Meaning of BOMBSHELL

Pronunciation:  'bâm`shel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an explosive bomb or artillery shell
  2. [n]  a shocking surprise; "news of the attack came like a bombshell"
  3. [n]  an entertainer who has a sensational effect; "she was a blonde bombshell"

BOMBSHELL is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: thunderbolt, thunderclap
 See Also: bomb, entertainer, surprise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bomb"shell`\, n.
A bomb. See {Bomb}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aerial bomb, antipersonnel bomb, astonishment, blockbuster, blow, bomb, carcass, catch, concussion grenade, depth bomb, depth charge, earthshaker, eye-opener, fire bomb, gas grenade, grenade, hand grenade, incendiary bomb, incendiary grenade, infernal machine, joker, kicker, peripeteia, petard, revelation, shock, shocker, staggerer, startler, surprisal, surprise, surprise ending, surprise package, surprise party, switch, tear-gas grenade, thunderbolt, thunderclap, time bomb, wall grenade