Definition of deafening adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deafening

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NAmE//ˈdɛfənɪŋ//
 
 
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very loud deafening applause The noise of the machine was deafening. the deafening roar of the sea The government's response to the report has been a deafening silence (= it was very noticeable that nothing was said or done).
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