Deafening - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdefnɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word deafening
Brit.  |ˈdɛf(ə)nɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word deafening
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to deafen

adjective

- loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss (syn: earsplitting, thunderous, thundery)

Examples

the deafening roar of the planes

...a boom box blasting deafening music...

The noise rose to a deafening pitch.

The shouting rose to a deafening crescendo.

The din of the engines was deafening.

Once again the answer was a deafening silence (=a very noticeable refusal to discuss something).

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