verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for deafeningly
Despite public outcry ahead of the verdict, reaction was deafeningly silent.Reaction Muted as Silvio Berlusconi Found Guilty of Tax Fraud|Barbie Latza Nadeau|August 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sunny and I met in the winter of 1959, at the deafeningly expensive Palace Hotel in Saint Moritz, Switzerland.
As they touched the tempestuously tossing slime, it shrieked stridently, deafeningly—cosmically!Futuria Fantasia, Winter 1940|Ray Bradbury
Sometimes the whole party, including the sentinel, set up a simultaneous yell so deafeningly loud that it can be heard a mile.
British Dictionary definitions for deafeningly
Word Origin and History for deafeningly
1590s, "to make deaf," from deaf + -en (1). The earlier verb was simply deaf (mid-15c.). For "to become deaf, to grow deaf," Old English had adeafian (intransitive), which survived into Middle English as deave but then took on a transitive sense from mid-14c. and sank from use except in dialects (where it mostly has transitive and figurative senses), leaving English without an intransitive verb here.