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deafening definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss [syn: deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1597 1. that deafens 2. very loud ; earsplitting <fell with a deafening clap> 3. very noticeable <their silence on the issue was deafening> deafeningly adverb

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pugging Pug"ging, n. [See Pug, v. t.] 1. The act or process of working and tempering clay to make it plastic and of uniform consistency, as for bricks, for pottery, etc. 2. (Arch.) Mortar or the like, laid between the joists under the boards of a floor, or within a partition, to deaden sound; -- in the United States usually called deafening.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deafening Deaf"en*ing, n. The act or process of rendering impervious to sound, as a floor or wall; also, the material with which the spaces are filled in this process; pugging.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deafen Deaf"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deafened; p. pr. & vb. n. Deafening.] [From Deaf.] 1. To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly. Deafened and stunned with their promiscuous cries. --Addison. 2. (Arch.) To render impervious to sound, as a partition or floor, by filling the space within with mortar, by lining with paper, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. A deafening noise is a very loud noise. ...the deafening roar of fighter jets taking off. ADJ 2. If you say there was a deafening silence, you are emphasizing that there was no reaction or response to something that was said or done. When we ask people for suggestions we get a deafening silence. ADJ [emphasis]

Moby Thesaurus

booming, ear-piercing, ear-rending, ear-splitting, earthshaking, forte, fortissimo, full, intense, loud, loud-sounding, loudish, pealing, penetrating, piercing, plangent, pungent, reeking, resounding, ringing, sonorous, stentoraphonic, stentorian, stentorious, thundering, thunderous, tonitruant, tonitruous, window-rattling



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