deafening


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  • adj

Synonyms for deafening

ear-splitting

Synonyms for deafening

marked by extremely high volume and intensity of sound

Synonyms for deafening

loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss

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Then, suddenly, the jungle giants whipped back, lashing their mighty tops in angry and deafening protest.
The gun rang out with a deafening metallic roar, and a whistling grenade flew above the heads of our troops below the hill and fell far short of the enemy, a little smoke showing the spot where it burst.
Again the horrid cry of the stricken beast reverberated through the rocky tunnel, shocking in its torture-laden shrillness, deafening in its terrific volume.
The mad rending, the hideous and deafening roaring, the implacable savagery of the blood-stained beasts held him in the paralysis of fascination, and when it was over and the two creatures, their heads and shoulders torn to ribbons, lay with their dead jaws still buried in each other's bodies, Carthoris tore himself from the spell only by an effort of the will.
Then there was a deafening explosion, the thunder of falling masonry, and a house by the side of the arch broke suddenly into flames.
Suddenly some terrible, deafening cry resounded near his ears, and everything shivered and shook under him.
The deafening rumble of glasses and clapping of hands that followed her exit indicated an overwhelming desire to have her come on for the fourth time, but the curiosity of the audience was not gratified.
At the same instant there was a deafening roar just outside the palace--a shell had struck much nearer than any of its predecessors.
There was a rending crash above us, then a deafening explosion within the chamber.
A deafening tumult broke out, as he entered, from the regions above stairs.
All these cries intermingled produced a bewildering and deafening hubbub.
The report from the revolver made a deafening noise; but the man continued his flight down the stairs.
The little fridge achieves that feat by blasting a sustained, deafening tone at 160 decibels - 10,000 times louder than a rock concert - into a mixture of inert gases.
It was a deafening, adrenaline-pumping experience that anyone would enjoy experiencing again in a heartbeat.
Meanwhile, the public silence from the UK Government is deafening.