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earsplitting

[ eer-split-ing ]
/ ˈɪərˌsplɪt ɪŋ /
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adjective

ear-piercing: an earsplitting explosion.

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Origin of earsplitting

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

ear-splitting

adjective

so loud or shrill as to hurt the ears
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