from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A buzzing or droning sound; report; noise. Also bombulation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A humming sound; a booming.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A humming or booming sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun sound of rapid vibration


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  • A deep-toned booming note came then from the hills, commencing like the warning siren of a space liner approaching its berth and swelling to a bombilation of ear-shattering sound that set the steel of the _Nomad's_ hull vibrating and their very flesh and bones a-tingle.

    Creatures of Vibration

  • Yet it was possible in still weather to hear the muted bombilation of the sleepless city and when the wind was in the north to count the hammer-strokes of the great bell of St. Paul's.

    The Green Eyes of Bâst

  • The dull reports of fog-signals had become a part of the metropolitan bombilation, but hitherto the choking mist had not secured


  • The pound of the horse's feet was lost in the titanic bombilation of the elements -- the incessant crash and rumble of thunder and the ever increasing roar of rushing waters.

    The Texan A Story of the Cattle Country

  • When the bombilation became too fearful, Lovaina called out from her bed:

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.


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  • a droning, humming, or buzzing

    March 3, 2007