ear-piercing: an earsplitting explosion.

1880–85; ear1 + splitting

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Example sentences
Calls from the flock are earsplitting and can be heard for half a mile.
Then the sound changes from distant, muffled reverberations to the earsplitting
  roar of blast-off.
They hear an earsplitting scream from the top floor.
He was interrupted by an earsplitting announcement: because of construction,
  the train would make all local stops.
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