ear–shattering

adjective ear–shat·ter·ing

Definition of ear–shattering

  1. :  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


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