Definition of ear-splitting in US English:



  • Extremely loud.

    ‘an ear-splitting crack of thunder’
    • ‘Kira chose that moment to let out an ear-splitting screech.’
    • ‘He smiled, raised his trunk, and emitted an ear-splitting trumpeting.’
    • ‘Indeed, a low whistle began to sound from the top of the kettle and within a minute it became a high-pitched, ear-splitting shriek.’
    • ‘Coran walked into the gym and immediately heard the ear-splitting volume of the loud, fast music.’
    • ‘Another flash of lightning raced through the sky, and an ear-splitting crack accompanied it seconds later.’
    • ‘An impossibly high, ear-splitting sound emitted from the speakers, shattering almost all the windows in the stadium.’
    • ‘They waited in silence before an ear-splitting crack broke it.’
    • ‘An ear-splitting crash resounded through the room as the glass shattered and flew everywhere.’
    • ‘The hand that still held the gun flew out in front of him and a loud, ear-splitting bang filled the room.’
    • ‘The noise outside had risen to a deafening, ear-splitting crescendo.’
    • ‘The monster shrieked an ear-splitting scream and stepped through the flames, reaching for Quen with its taloned paw.’
    • ‘Every window in the front half of the house shakes violently with the bass beat, as the music at ear-splitting volume fills the night air.’
    • ‘She whamed right into the hard marble wall with an ear-splitting crack.’
    • ‘He was screaming in high shrills, each an ear-splitting cry.’
    • ‘When a call comes in huge siren horns mounted on poles around town go off with an ear-splitting, undulating scream.’
    • ‘I let out a fiendish, ear-splitting yell, finally cracking.’
    • ‘Suddenly, a loud, ear-splitting song came on causing the two friends to groan.’
    • ‘The other boys piled in and they drove off, playing their loud, ear-splitting music and leaving trails of smoke behind.’
    • ‘The destruction of America's oldest space shuttle was heralded by an ear-splitting series of booms that rattled houses across the area.’
    • ‘Outside, an ear-splitting crash of thunder rocked the sky, echoing the visual blast of lightning.’
    very great, huge, enormous, immense, colossal, massive, prodigious, stupendous, tremendous, monumental, mammoth, vast, gigantic, giant, mighty, herculean, epic, monstrous, titanic, towering, king-sized, king-size
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