deafening

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deafening ‎(comparative more deafening, superlative most deafening)

  1. Loud enough to cause temporary or permanent hearing loss.
  2. Very loud.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      At the end of a frantic first 45 minutes, there was still time for Charlie Adam to strike the bar from 20 yards before referee Atkinson departed to a deafening chorus of jeering from Everton's fans.

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Verb[edit]

deafening

  1. present participle of deafen

Noun[edit]

deafening ‎(countable and uncountable, plural deafenings)

  1. (architecture) pugging
  2. The process by which something is deafened.
    • 2012, Gary Taylor, ‎Trish Thomas Henley, The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton (page 338)
      Film and dance theory offer a productive vocabulary for considering the effects of these mutings and deafenings.