ear-shattering

adjective
ear-shat·​ter·​ing

Definition of ear-shattering 

: distressingly or painfully loud : earsplitting … there was an ear-shattering blast of trumpets, entirely off key …— Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth, 1961 … the sound was an ear-shattering screech, like a freight train highballing with a partially locked brake.— Alexander Stuart, Fortune, 3 May 1982 … delivered an ear-shattering performance that inspired fans to hurl themselves violently at the stage.People Weekly, 7 Sept. 1987

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First Known Use of ear-shattering

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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