• (adjective): Extremely loud.
  • (idiom): deafening silence A silence or lack of response that reveals something significant, such as disapproval or a lack of enthusiasm.

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  • (adjective): loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss

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Deafening may refer to:

An action causing deafness
Deafening (novel), a 2003 novel by Frances Itani
\"Deafening\", a song from the 2010 Disciple album Horseshoes & Handgrenades
\"Deafening\", a song from the 2010 Far album At Night We Live
\"Deafening\", a song by Pat Boone from the 1968 album Look Ahead
\"Deafening\", a song by From Monument to Masses from the 2005 album Schools of Thought Contend
\"Deafening\", a song by Bruce Bouillet from the 2013 album The Order of Control

Example Sentences

  • He also has criticized what he calls a deafening silence from the community, police and the national media.

  • Acoustic systems have been implicated in deafening sea life.

  • ` ` Save Our Sonics, '' they replied in deafening unison.

  • The boos were frickin deafening while he was walking out to the mound – so in true FOX form, when you dont like reality, you alter it, or erase it.

  • At last came the word, and a score of sharp cracks leapt in deafening echoes from crag to crag, and a score of mules, with their riders, went down, creating the most dire confusion.

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