- ear-piercing: an earsplitting explosion.
Origin of earsplitting
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Examples from the Web for earsplitting
As I stepped into the main building that housed Unit C, an earsplitting siren blared suddenly and a dozen strobes flashed.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
September 15, 2014
But this earsplitting clatter was like nothing he had ever heard before.Tom Slade on a Transport
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The anti-aircraft gun had gone off just outside with an earsplitting report.The Onslaught from Rigel
There was a flash, an earsplitting report, and the old soldier sank to the floor.
They were halfway out on the reef when the plane leveled out of its dive with an earsplitting whine.Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X
The voice of the expounder was suddenly drowned out by the earsplitting rapid-fire of the exhaust!The River and I
John G. Neihardt