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synonyms for deafening

  • blaring
  • noisy
  • ringing
  • roaring
  • rowdy
  • thunderous
  • vociferous
  • booming
  • screaming
  • at full volume
  • ear-piercing
  • ear-popping
  • ear-splitting
  • turned up
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antonyms for deafening

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  • quiet
  • silent
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How to use deafening in a sentence

To woo females, male cicadas emit an ear-splitting mating call—muscle contractions cause their tymbal organ to vibrate, and their hollow abdomen amplifies the sound to deafening levels.
AN ANIMATED GUIDE TO THIS YEAR'S MASSIVE BROOD X CICADA EMERGENCEREBECCA KATZMANMAY 12, 2021TIME
It also pledged to review the “Arrowhead Chop” that accompanies the deafening war chant that echoes through the stands of the notoriously loud venue.
‘END RACISM,’ THE NFL IMPLORED. SO WHAT ABOUT THAT CHIEFS’ NAME?LIZ CLARKEFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If you’ve been going to sleep recently to the deafening roar of fireworks, you’re not alone.
FIREWORKS USAGE IS EXPLODING. BUT JULY 4TH SILENCE AWAITSANDREW R. CHOWJUNE 19, 2020TIME
Instead of the quiet, silent scholars, you would hear a loud and deafening buzz.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
The Koreans call this noise kang-siong, and it seems almost deafening to one unused to it.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
And then the Monitor's deafening hammer sounded again, and after that, silence.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
The creature kept up a deafening squealing, while out of the bush rushed Dandy, the farmers dog.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
A deafening crash of thunder fell upon the forest and the lightning was striking trees far and near.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
Suddenly, there was a bark followed by a deafening roar and then the thud of a leaping body falling on the ground.
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The ship levelled off; the ball was thrust forward, and the thunder from the stern was deafening despite their insulated walls.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DEAFENING

  • aural
  • auricular
  • clear
  • deafening
  • detectable
  • discernible
  • distinct
  • hearable
  • loud
  • loud enough
  • perceptible
  • plain
  • resounding
  • roaring
  • sounding
  • within earshot
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