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Sudden OccurrencePlay
Indicates an unexpected event, usually causing surprise or alarm. SlideEverything was calm until bam, the fireworks started.
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Mimics the sound of the event it describes, enhancing the listener's experience. SlideThe vase hit the ground with a bam, startling everyone.
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Not LiteralPlay
Doesn't always correspond to an actual sound, can describe an impactful event. SlideHe won the game, and bam, he became famous overnight.