Word Of The Day 6-4-2017

bombilation

Popularity: Bottom 10% of words

Definition

Rare. a rumbling sound.

Origin

borrowed from New Latin bombilātiōn-, bombilātiō, from Latin bombilāre “to buzz, hum” (derivative of bombus, perhaps with suffix of sībilāre “to hiss,” or after Greek bombyliós “bumblebee”) + -tiōn-, -tiō, noun suffix — more at 1bomb, 1sibilant, bombyliidae, -ion


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