Gunshot

usgb/ˈɡʌnʃɑːt/Volume
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Onomatopoeic ContextPlay
Gunshot refers to the noise and is often used to describe sounds in a narrative. SlideThe novel began with a loud gunshot, startling everyone.
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Figurative UsePlay
Metaphorically, 'gunshot' can signify a sudden, shocking event or action. SlideThe CEO's resignation was like a gunshot, abrupt and unexpected.
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Describing AtmospherePlay
Used to create a sense of danger or urgency in a scene. SlideGunshots echoed through the city streets, heightening the tension.