Adjective "deafening" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈdɛf(ə)nɪŋ/

Advertisement

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of a noise) so loud as to make it impossible to hear anything else.
  1. 'The blessing was met with a mass 'Amen' and then deafening applause.'
  2. 'At higher speeds, the engine noise was almost deafening.'
  3. 'As usual, the room was filled with deafening applause.'
  4. 'It was a deafening roar, perhaps the loudest sound ever heard.'
  5. 'Orlan had to yell in order to be heard over the deafening noise.'
  6. 'At 18.55 I heard a roar from the runway and looked over to see Concorde just taking off - the noise was deafening and it felt like it shook the bus.'
  7. 'The ring tone's on, but the music is deafening so I can't hear it.'
  8. 'She barely heard Tzaer shout over the deafening noise.'
  9. 'The rumbling of a crashing spacecraft was heard and the deafening noise stopped the argument.'
  10. 'The blast was deafening so I knew my colleagues had heard it as well.'

Definitions

1. deadening (def 2).

More examples(as adjective)

"moods can be deafening after days."

"silences can be deafening."

"roars can be deafening."

"noises can be deafening."

"explosions can be deafening."

More examples++