brom, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Transferred use of Afrikaans brom to growl; see also brom verb.
The deep, booming call of a cock ostrich. See also bromming (brom verb).
1933 J. Juta Look Out for Ostriches 71Nothing stirred, and the only sound was the distant brom of a cock ostrich.
1969 F. Goldie River of Gold 59Even experienced hunters often mistake the brom of an ostrich for a lion’s roar. The female has no voice at all...But the male bird makes up for her. He roars just like a lion.
The deep, booming call of a cock ostrich.

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