Definition of Smash hit

1. Noun. An unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel).

Exact synonyms: Blockbuster, Megahit
Generic synonyms: Bang, Hit, Smash, Smasher, Strike
Language type: Figure, Figure Of Speech, Image, Trope



Definition of Smash hit

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Something that is tremendously popular or successful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smash Hit

smartphones
smarts
smarts off
smartweed
smartweeds
smarty
smarty pants
smarty pantses
smartypants
smash
smash-mouth
smash-up
smash and grab
smash and grabs
smash down
smash hit (current term)
smash the stack
smash up
smashable
smashed
smasher
smashers
smashes
smashie
smashies
smashing
smashingly
smashings
smashmouth
smashproof

Literary usage of Smash hit

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1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"Ain't we, though P We 11 soon show yer ! [They squirt a pint of dirty water into his eyes, and playfully smash hit hat flat on his head at Scene closes. ..."

2. Wright & Ditson Officially Adopted Lawn Tennis Guide edited by Joseph T Whittelsey, Irving C Wright (1915)
"Brookes' last smash hit the net and rolled over too short for Mac's desperate attempt to reach it. Australasia certainly had a lot of luck, ..."

3. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1899)
"Nothing resembling a "smash" hit, as the Broadway classicists describe it, had occurred through the busier production months of October and November. ..."

4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1863 Dickens was a smash hit at the age of 24. This was not quite an accident, except inasmuch as genius is always a divine accident —John Wain, ..."

5. Lost Crops of Africa: Volume Ii: Vegetables by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"Here, too, it has been a smash hit, creating what a researcher describes as "remarkable success in a number of West African countries. ..."

6. The Information Universe: Issues in Informing Science and Information by Informing Science Institute, Eli Cohen, Ed. (2006)
"5 popularity, mass appeal; popular success, gorilla (US!), rage, smash, smash-hit, top of the pops. adj. d working-class, lower-class, ..."

7. The Friends of Rathlin Island by Stewart Dalby (2004)
"It was like making films, one smash hit and the returns kept coming in for years. But a string of costly duds and you were soon feeling the pinch. ..."

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