The cracking and booming of the ice indicate a change of temperature.
At eight o'clock the booming of cannon was added to the sound of musketry.
It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.
It was only moments later when his fears were realized by the gnashing, booming, ripping sound of metal on rock, echoing across the valley like a clap of thunder, repeating and repeating, as if car after car had met a similar fate, further and further away.
During the breeding season it utters a booming noise, from which it probably derives its generic name, Botaurus, and which has made it in many places an object of superstitious dread.