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deaf·en·ing

 (dĕf′ə-nĭng)
adj.
Extremely loud.
Idiom:
deafening silence
A silence or lack of response that reveals something significant, such as disapproval or a lack of enthusiasm.

deaf′en·ing·ly adv.
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deafening

(ˈdɛfənɪŋ)
adj
excessively loud: deafening music.
ˈdeafeningly adv
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dead•en•ing

(ˈdɛd n ɪŋ)

n.
material employed to deaden or prevent the transmission of sound; soundproofing.
[1775–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deafening - loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
loud - characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity; "a group of loud children"; "loud thunder"; "her voice was too loud"; "loud trombones"
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deafening

adjective ear-splitting, intense, piercing, ringing, booming, overpowering, resounding, dinning, thunderous, ear-piercing the deafening roar of fighter jets taking off
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deafening

adjective
Marked by extremely high volume and intensity of sound:
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Translations
مُصِمٌّ للآذانيَصُمُّ الآذان
ohlušující
øredøvende
korvia huumaava
zaglušujući
fülsüketítõ
ærandi
耳を聾するような
귀청이 터질 것 같은
ohlušujúci
oglušujoč
öronbedövande
เสียงดังมาก
làm điếc tai

deafening

[ˈdefnɪŋ] ADJensordecedor
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deafening

[ˈdɛfənɪŋ] adjassourdissant(e)deaf-mute [ˌdɛfˈmjuːt] n (old-fashioned)sourd(e)-muet(te) m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

deafening

adj noiseohrenbetäubend; rowlautstark; a deafening silenceein eisiges Schweigen
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deafening

[ˈdɛfnɪŋ] adjassordante, fragoroso/a
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deaf

(def) adjective
1. unable to hear. She has been deaf since birth.
2. (with to) refusing to understand or to listen. He was deaf to all arguments.
ˈdeafness noun
ˈdeafen verb
to make hearing difficult; to have an unpleasant effect on the hearing. I was deafened by the noise in there!
ˈdeafening adjective
very loud. the deafening roar of the engine.
ˌdeaf-ˈmute noun
a person who is deaf and dumb.
fall on deaf ears
(of a warning etc) to be ignored.
turn a deaf ear to
deliberately to ignore. They turned a deaf ear to my advice.
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deafening

يَصُمُّ الآذان ohlušující øredøvende ohrenbetäubend εκκωφαντικός ensordecedor korvia huumaava assourdissant zaglušujući assordante 耳を聾するような 귀청이 터질 것 같은 oorverdovend øredøvende ogłuszający ensurdecedor оглушительный öronbedövande เสียงดังมาก sağır edici làm điếc tai 震耳欲聋的
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And despite the downpour, the deafening thunder and the lightning that seemed ready to sear one's eyes, he walked out of the cave entrance, followed by Tom and the others.
And the characteristic aspect of westerly weather, the thick, gray, smoky and sinister tone sets in, circumscribing the view of the men, drenching their bodies, oppressing their souls, taking their breath away with booming gusts, deafening, blinding, driving, rushing them onwards in a swaying ship towards our coasts lost in mists and rain.
Batulcar, was to commence at three o'clock, and soon the deafening instruments of a Japanese orchestra resounded at the door.
As it passed it set up an exultant deafening howl that drowned the thunder--"Aloo!
Then there was a deafening explosion, the thunder of falling masonry, and a house by the side of the arch broke suddenly into flames.
He appears by his modest and unaffected narration to have described things as he saw them, to have copied nature from the life, and to have consulted his senses, not his imagination; he meets with no basilisks that destroy with their eyes, his crocodiles devour their prey without tears, and his cataracts fall from the rock without deafening the neighbouring inhabitants.
This gleam of hope acquired fresh life, when he saw Quasimodo, Coppenole, and the deafening escort of the pope of the procession of fools quit the hall amid great uproar.
The gun rang out with a deafening metallic roar, and a whistling grenade flew above the heads of our troops below the hill and fell far short of the enemy, a little smoke showing the spot where it burst.
The deafening rumble of glasses and clapping of hands that followed her exit indicated an overwhelming desire to have her come on for the fourth time, but the curiosity of the audience was not gratified.
One day the planks stream with freshets of blood and oil; on the sacred quarter-deck enormous masses of the whale's head are profanely piled; great rusty casks lie about, as in a brewery yard; the smoke from the try-works has besooted all the bulwarks; the mariners go about suffused with unctuousness; the entire ship seems great leviathan himself; while on all hands the din is deafening. But a day or two after, you look about you, and prick your ears in this self-same ship; and were it not for the tell-tale boats and try-works, you would all but swear you trod some silent merchant vessel, with a most scrupulously neat commander.
He tied some metal mugs to a dog's tail and turned him loose, and he tore around and around the place in a frenzy of fright, with all the other dogs bellowing after him and battering and crashing against everything that came in their way and making altogether a chaos of confusion and a most deafening din and turmoil; at which every man and woman of the multitude laughed till the tears flowed, and some fell out of their chairs and wallowed on the floor in ecstasy.
How it contrasts with hot and perspiring pedestrianism, and dusty and deafening railroad rush, and tedious jolting behind tired horses over blinding white roads!