Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deafeningly or overpoweringly noisy.
- adj. alternative spelling of earsplitting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Deafening; disagreeably loud or shrill.
- adj. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
“And I miss the wonderful noise that a grand prix grid used to create, its individual components – the angry bark of the 1954 straight-eight Mercedes, the ear-splitting shriek of the V12 Matra of the late 70s, the eerie whoosh of the turbocharged four-cylinder BMW of the mid-80s – as distinctive as the instruments of an orchestra.”
“But then, suddenly, Chloe let out an ear-splitting scream.”
“Before him, there was a jarring, ear-splitting rendition of "Unchained Melody" by Season 4's Constantine Maroulis.”
“• Board a pleasure boat on the Nile, where the capital's denizens come out to play in a fiesta of ear-splitting Arab pop beats and eye-watering neon.”
“To the ear-splitting accompaniment of the security alarms he rode the escalator up to the platforms.”
“None of it – not the ear-splitting chants, the pounding drums or the back-and-forth debate between 70,000 protesters – changed the minds of Wisconsin lawmakers dug into a stalemate over Republican efforts to scrap union rights for almost all public workers.”
“None of it â" not the ear-splitting chants, the pounding drums or the back-and-forth debate between 70,000 protesters â" changed the minds of Wisconsin lawmakers dug into a stalemate over Republican efforts to scrap union rights for almost all public workers.”
“Drawing closer, Picard could tell that his son had been crying, though he had managed to avoid employing the ear-splitting, teeth-rattling wail that on more than one occasion had shattered the silence in the middle of the night.”
“I Hop is being directed by Tim Hill, who was responsible for Alvin and the Chipmunks which, depending on your age, was either a jaunty adventure full of singing and fun or a 90-minute ear-splitting journey into a nightmarish yet oddly catchy netherworld.”
“Will deviationists face the Enhanced Interrogation Technique of being forced to listen to the wit and wisdom of Glenn Beck, at ear-splitting volume, for days on end?”
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