earsplitting
adjective Date: 1835 distressingly loud or shrill Synonyms: see loud

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • earsplitting — *loud, stentorian, hoarse, raucous, strident, stertorous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • earsplitting — [adj] loud blaring, deafening, noisy, penetrating, piercing, ringing, shrill, strident, thunderous; concepts 592,594 …   New thesaurus

  • earsplitting — [ir′split΄iŋ] adj. so loud as to hurt the ears; deafening …   English World dictionary

  • earsplitting — adjective loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑deafening, ↑thunderous, ↑thundery • Similar to: ↑loud • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • earsplitting — /ear split ing/, adj. ear piercing: an earsplitting explosion. [1880 85; EAR1 + SPLITTING] * * * …   Universalium

  • earsplitting — adjective Extremely loud, painfully loud …   Wiktionary

  • earsplitting — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. See loudness. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. deafening, loud, shrill. ANT.: muted, quiet III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by extremely high volume and intensity of sound: blaring,… …   English dictionary for students

  • earsplitting — adj. painfully loud, deafening …   English contemporary dictionary

  • earsplitting — ear•split•ting [[t]ˈɪərˌsplɪt ɪŋ[/t]] adj. painfully loud or shrill • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • earsplitting noise — noise so loud as to hurt the ears …   English contemporary dictionary

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