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earsplitting

[eer-split-ing] /ˈɪərˌsplɪt ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
ear-piercing:
an earsplitting explosion.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; ear1 + splitting
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Examples from the web for earsplitting
  • 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.
  • And scream they did, far more earsplitting than when they were asked to scream if it was their second, third or fourth concert.
  • Everyone has endured those earsplitting emergency-warning tests on radio and television.

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