earsplitting


ear·split·ting

adjective \-ˌspli-tiŋ\

of a sound : extremely loud or harsh

Full Definition of EARSPLITTING

:  distressingly loud or shrill

Examples of EARSPLITTING

  1. The train's whistle made an earsplitting noise.
  2. <the earsplitting noise coming from the jackhammers at the construction site>

First Known Use of EARSPLITTING

1835

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