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deafening

[def-uh-ning] /ˈdɛf ə nɪŋ/
noun
1.
deadening (def 2).
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; deafen + -ing1
Related forms
half-deafening, adjective
nondeafening, adjective
nondeafeningly, adverb
quasi-deafening, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for halfdeafening

deafening

/ˈdɛfənɪŋ/
adjective
1.
excessively loud deafening music
Derived Forms
deafeningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for halfdeafening

deafening

adj.

"very loud," 1590s, from present participle of deafen (q.v.). Deafening silence is attested by 1830.

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