deafening

adjective deaf·en·ing
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of deafening

1 : that deafens
2 : very loud : earsplitting
  • fell with a deafening clap
3 : very noticeable
  • their silence on the issue was deafening

deafeningly

adverb

Examples of deafening in a Sentence

  1. the deafening roar of the planes

  2. a boom box blasting deafening music

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First Known Use of deafening

1597

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DEAFENING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of deafening for English Language Learners

  • : extremely loud



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