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deafening

[ def-uh-ning ]
/ ˈdɛf ə nɪŋ /
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Origin of deafening

First recorded in 1590–1600; deafen + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM deafening

half-deaf·en·ing, adjectivenon·deaf·en·ing, adjectivenon·deaf·en·ing·ly, adverbqua·si-deaf·en·ing, adjective
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How to use deafening in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for deafening

deafening
/ (ˈdɛfənɪŋ) /

adjective
excessively louddeafening music

Derived forms of deafening

deafeningly, adverb
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