Bang, an onomatopoeic word

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Bang, an onomatopoeic word
 

Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘bang’.

Bang
Pronunciation:
\ˈbaŋ\
Function:
verb
Etymology:
probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse bang hammering
Date:
circa 1550
transitive verb
1: to strike sharply :  <banged his knee>
2: to knock, hit, or thrust vigorously often with a sharp noise <banged the door shut>
3often vulgar : to have sexual intercourse withintransitive verb
1: to strike with a sharp noise or thump
2: to produce a sharp often metallic explosive or percussive noise or series of such noises
3: to play a sport (as basketball) in a very aggressive and forceful manner <bang for rebounds>


bang. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bang
 
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