Deafen - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdefn|  American pronunciation of the word deafen
Brit.  |ˈdɛf(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word deafen


- be unbearably loud

a deafening noise

- make or render deaf(syn: deaf)

a deafening noise

- make soundproof

deafen a room


We were deafened by the explosion.

I was nearly deafened by the loud music.

The sound of the musketry had deafened them to everything else.

Our voices were deafened with the noise of the sea.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: deafen
he/she/it: deafens
present participle: deafening
past tense: deafened
past participle: deafened
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