OTHER WORDS FROM deafendeaf·en·ing·ly, adverbhalf-deafened, adjectivenon·deaf·ened, adjective
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It’s deafening, really — perhaps because there’s a standing ovation beneath it.
Relatives told WLS that Melissa’s father jetted outside of the house after hearing the deafening gunshots.‘It’s a Nightmare’: Teen Wrestling Champ Gunned Down While Sitting in Her Car|Zoe Richards|September 27, 2021|The Daily Beast
The circle-of-life spectacle comes with a deafening mating ritual—plus sex in the treetops, predation and also, inevitably, death.An Animated Guide to This Year's Massive Brood X Cicada Emergence|Rebecca Katzman|May 12, 2021|Time
Sara and Matt Taglieri were enjoying dinner at their home in New Hampshire on Tuesday when a deafening blast knocked pictures off their walls and shook their house’s foundation.
Three species make up Brood X, and they are known for their fire-engine-red eyes, their deafening choruses and their dramatic emergence every 17 years.What is Brood X? When do cicadas come out in 2021? Answering your buggiest questions.|Bonnie Berkowitz, Artur Galocha|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
Silence helps them to continue depriving their people of opportunities…the silence is so loud that it might deafen society.Portraits Of Courage: Female Journalists Honored At International Women’s Media Foundation Awards|Katie Baker|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He told Barb that a mortar landed close enough to temporarily deafen him.
He cannot hear us up there; and, by the belt of Ashur, the king's voice raised in anger is enough to deafen a man in both ears!Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
Trembling she took shelter inside the open stable door, her heart beating so hard it seemed to deafen her.The Moving Finger|Mary Gaunt
Them racketin's would deafen the saints themselves, so they would.The Misfit Christmas Puddings|The Consolation Club
The noise of the discharge is an evil, it ought to be made to do work, not deafen.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It|Walter Winans
Will you give me my cue—it is of no use to ask him when we are to deafen you.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge