As other posts on this blog about onomatopeias (you can see them here), today I’m explaining somethig about this onomatopeia that represents the sound of a door which has been shut violently.
It can also be used as a verb, and in that case to slam means:
- ‘to shut hard and noisily,’ with a door;
- ‘to strike or hit with noise and great impact;’
- ‘to push or strike violently,’ usually with the prepositions into or against, and
- figuratively, it means ‘to criticize harshly.’
It can be used as a noun:
- a slam is something being closed hard and noisily;
- a noisy impact;
- a verbal attack;
- in card games, a slam is the winning or losing of all the tricks or all the tricks but one in a deal of cards, and
- a poetry slam is an event where poets recite poems they have written.
Just a touch of humor, here you can watch Tom Hanks an Samuel L. Jackson performing some parodies of the beatnik poetry slam:
Thanks to WordReference for some information from its section ‘Word of the day’, see full information here: