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English noun: bombshell

1. bombshell (person) an entertainer who has a sensational effect

SamplesShe was a blonde bombshell.

Broader (hypernym)entertainer

2. bombshell (event) a shocking surprise

SamplesNews of the attack came like a bombshell.

Synonymsthunderbolt, thunderclap

Broader (hypernym)surprise

3. bombshell (artifact) an explosive bomb or artillery shell

Broader (hypernym)bomb

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