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Definition of "deafening" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deafening" in a sentence
  • "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."