earthshaking

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adjective earth·shak·ing \ˈərth-ˌshā-kiŋ\

Definition of earthshaking

  1. :  of great importance :  momentous an earthshaking announcement

earthshakingly

adverb

Examples of earthshaking in a sentence

  1. earthshaking news—the President has been assassinated

1835

First Known Use of earthshaking

1835


EARTHSHAKING Defined for English Language Learners

earthshaking

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adjective earth·shak·ing \ˈərth-ˌshā-kiŋ\

Definition of earthshaking for English Language Learners

  • : very important



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