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Definitions for deafening
ˈdɛf ə nɪŋdeaf·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thunderyadjective

    loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss


  1. deafeningadjective

    extremely loud; so loud as to cause deafness; as, a disco with rock music played at a deafening volume.


  1. deafeningadjective

    loud enough to cause temporary or permanent hearing loss

  2. deafeningadjective

    Very loud


  1. deafening

    Deafening refers to a noise or sound that is so loud, intense, or powerful that it temporarily impairs or overwhelms one's ability to hear. It can also figuratively mean something that powerfully impacts or overwhelms a situation or environment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deafening

    of Deafen

  2. Deafeningnoun

    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


  1. Deafening

    Deafening is a 2003 novel written by Frances Itani. Author Frances Itani brings the reader to a small, pre-World War I Ontario town called Deseronto, where the O'Neil family owns a hotel. The book follows the story of Grania O'Neil, a girl who lost her hearing when she was five years old as a result of contracting scarlet fever. The novel follows Grania and her family as they learn to accept and adapt to her as a non-hearing person. The first part of the novel establishes the central role Grania's grandmother, known as "Mamo," plays in helping Grania acquire and understand the language of the hearing world, and in convincing Grania's parent to send her to the School for the Deaf in a nearby city. Though the separation from her family is initially traumatic for Grania, the School for the Deaf opens a world of friendship, opportunity and love for Grania. The second half of the novel alternates between Grania's narrative and that of her young husband, Jim, who becomes a stretcher bearer in the First World War. The novel parallels her struggle with the hearing world with Jim's struggle to survive, in mind and body, the staggering, soul-killing horror of war.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deafening in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deafening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of deafening in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Smith:

    I imagine it was deafening for those in its path, we're used to snow and that doesn't bother us but to see that type of weather just shocked everyone.

  2. Thom Yorke:

    The people who should be held accountable are still not being held accountable, the silence is f---ing deafening.

  3. Duncan Clark:

    But certainly it's remarkable... the silence is somewhat deafening, duncan Clark got the signal that' I spoke too much, that caused me trouble so I need to shut Angela Zhang up'.

  4. Mark Clawson:

    It is a near-constant roar akin to a full-throttle 747 interspersed with deafening, earth-shattering explosions that hurtle 100-pound (45-kg) lava bombs 100 feet (30 meters) into the air.

  5. Colton Kilgore:

    I was blown through the air. There was a deafening explosion, as I was sitting up my brain was in this haze and I couldn't hear out of my left ear and there was screaming and I realized ... it must have been a bomb.

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