Definition of ear-splitting adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪə splɪtɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪr splɪtɪŋ//
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extremely loud an ear-splitting bang The ear-splitting noise made him feel quite light-headed. More Like This Descriptive compound adjectives with parts of the body back-breaking, ear-splitting, eye-popping, gut-wrenching, hair-raising, lung-busting, jaw-dropping, mind-boggling, nail-biting, rib-tickling, side-splitting, spine-chilling, stomach-churning, toe-curlingSee worksheet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ear-splitting