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earsplitting

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of earsplitting

  1. marked by a high volume of sound the earsplitting noise coming from the jackhammers at the construction site Synonyms of earsplitting blaring, blasting, booming, clamorous, clangorous, deafening, loud, piercing, plangent, resounding, ringing, roaring, slam-bang, sonorous, stentorian, thundering, thunderousWords Related to earsplitting brazen, dinning, discordant, noisy, obstreperous, raucous, rip-roaring, vociferous; grating, harsh, overloud, sharp, shrill, squealing, stridentNear Antonyms of earsplitting dead, quiet, silent, still, stilly, ultraquiet; calm, dreamy, peaceful, restful, serene, soothing, tranquil; hushed, muffled, muted, softened, toned (down)Antonyms of earsplitting gentle, low, soft

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

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