[ US /ˈdɛfən/ ]
[ UK /dˈɛfən/ ]
  1. make or render deaf
    a deafening noise
    a deafening noise
  2. be unbearably loud
    a deafening noise
    a deafening noise
  3. make soundproof
    deafen a room
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How To Use deafen In A Sentence

  • It sounded like a dull roar at first, but now it was nearly deafening.
  • The air was choked with smoke and fury, the noise deafening, the attacking fierce. Times, Sunday Times
  • One of the silly arguments of those deafening poorly designed electronic voting machines is that there's never been any evidence that they miscount votes.
  • These ruminations are chased from my mind like dustballs when the band takes the stage to the deafening approval of their awaiting minions.
  • Afterwards, Terry tells me he ended up putting in earplugs in between songs, the applause and yelling was deafening him.
  • A deafening cheer went up from the crowd.
  • The noise out in the street was deafening.
  • The noise outside had risen to a deafening, ear-splitting crescendo.
  • The deafening echo of gunfire roused Lourdes from her sleep.
  • It was impossible to hear anything over the deafening crashing of the desks or the unbearable exploding of the hallways.
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