What does deafening mean?

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ˈdɛf ə nɪŋdeaf·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery(adj)

    loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss


  1. deafening(a.)

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


  1. deafening(Adjective)

    loud enough to cause temporary or permanent hearing loss

  2. deafening(Adjective)

    Very loud

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deafening

    of Deafen

  2. Deafening(noun)

    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.

How to pronounce deafening?

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How to say deafening in sign language?

  1. deafening


  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. Stella Parton:

    [ People are ] afraid if they say anything it will open a Pandora's box... in this town, there's a code of silence that is deafening. You can hear a pin drop in this town.

  2. RJ Intindola:

    The silence of many is deafening. Especially when our country is under attack by those who challenge the moral values of our Constitution.

  3. Thom Yorke:

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

  4. Tijjani Musa:

    We had just started a class when we heard gunshots coming from the direction of the gates and we instantly realized we were under attack, which made us to rush out of the class, i then ?saw a man in a kaftan being pursued by a crowd across the open field who kept turning and firing shots at the crowd and then suddenly he exploded with a deafening sound.

  5. Democratic Senator Chris Murphy:

    Congress has become complicit in these murders by its total, unconscionable deafening silence. This doesn't have to happen, but this epidemic will continue without end if Congress continues to sit on its hands and do nothing – again.

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