earsplitting

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adjective ear·split·ting \ˈir-ˌspli-tiŋ\

Definition of earsplitting

  1. :  distressingly loud or shrill

Examples of earsplitting in a sentence

  1. The train's whistle made an earsplitting noise.

  2. the earsplitting noise coming from the jackhammers at the construction site

1761

First Known Use of earsplitting

1761

Synonym Discussion of earsplitting

loud, stentorian, earsplitting, raucous, strident mean marked by intensity or volume of sound. loud applies to any volume above normal and may suggest undue vehemence or obtrusiveness. loud shouts of protest stentorian implies great power and range. an actor with a stentorian voice earsplitting implies loudness that is physically discomforting. the earsplitting sound of a siren raucous implies a loud harsh grating tone, especially of voice, and may suggest rowdiness. the raucous shouts of drunken revelers strident implies a rasping discordant but insistent quality, especially of voice. the strident voices of hecklers

EARSPLITTING Defined for English Language Learners

earsplitting

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adjective ear·split·ting \ˈir-ˌspli-tiŋ\

Definition of earsplitting for English Language Learners

  • of a sound : extremely loud or harsh



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