earsplitting

[ eer-split-ing ]
/ ˈɪərˌsplɪt ɪŋ /

adjective

ear-piercing: an earsplitting explosion.

Origin of earsplitting

First recorded in 1880–85; ear1 + splitting
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British Dictionary definitions for ear-splitting

ear-splitting


adjective

so loud or shrill as to hurt the ears
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