Definition of earsplitting
: distressingly loud or shrill
Examples of earsplitting in a Sentence
The train's whistle made an earsplitting noise.
the earsplitting noise coming from the jackhammers at the construction site
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EARSPLITTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of earsplitting for English Language Learners
of a sound : extremely loud or harsh
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