Definition of deafening adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deafening

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdefnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdefnɪŋ//
 
 
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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).Extra examples The deafening roar of the sea filled my ears. The government’s response to the report has been a deafening silence. The team was greeted by deafening applause from the audience.
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