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ˈblɒkˌbʌs tərblock·buster

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blockbusternoun

    a large bomb used to demolish extensive areas (as a city block)

  2. blockbuster, megahit, smash hitnoun

    an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)


  1. blockbusternoun

    A high-explosive bomb used for the purposes of demolishing extensive areas, such as a city block.

  2. blockbusternoun

    Something, such as a film or book, that sustains exceptional and widespread popularity and achieves enormous sales, as opposed to a box office bomb.

  3. blockbusternoun

    A large firecracker type of fireworks; an M-80.

  4. blockbusteradjective

    An exceptional event.

    There was a blockbuster trade in baseball today.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blockbuster in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blockbuster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of blockbuster in a Sentence

  1. Paul Dergarabedian:

    It's the perfect intersection of growing consumer confidence and vaccinations in North America, with movies that have already been released creating momentum, i don’t think you could have imagined a better scenario for the industry, with a few speed bumps in there. With ‘Furious 9’ being really the first summer blockbuster in two years.

  2. Adobe Digital Index:

    Much of the disappointed chatter focused on the lack of blockbuster deals.

  3. Edgar Wright:

    ' Aliens' is the template of how to write a great blockbuster, there's real skill to building the perfect roller coaster. ' Aliens' is example No. 1 of how brilliant action cinema can be.

  4. Toby Segar:

    It was skipping a lot of steps in the movie industry, in terms of learning about how they do it, it was a really crazy position to be in, where we have control over these scenes and we have control over certain elements of this blockbuster movie. But it was great for the entire team.

  5. Tony Scherrer:

    A whole slew of (future) blockbuster drugs are getting traction today, the pipelines look great.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. equivalent
    • B. contiguous
    • C. ultimo
    • D. occlusive

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