earsplitting noise

noise so loud as to hurt the ears

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • blast — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. explosion; discharge; gust; harangue (See speech). v. t. destroy, shatter, ruin; explode. See violence, destruction. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An explosion] Syn. burst, eruption, detonation; see… …   English dictionary for students

  • boom — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. push, boost, plug; flourish; thunder, drum, rumble (See loudness). n. beam, spar, jib; prosperity. See publication, ship. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A loud noise] Syn. roar, blast, blare; see noise 1 . 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • thunder — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. shout, bellow; resound, peal, boom, roar, roll, crash. See loudness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. crash, peal, outburst, explosion, boom, booming, roar, rumble, clap, crack, discharge, thunderbolt, uproar …   English dictionary for students

  • bang — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. clap, crash (See loudness). v. slam, pound, batter; smash, damage. See impulse, destruction. adv. See instantaneity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A loud report] Syn. crash, blast, roar, detonation; see… …   English dictionary for students

  • loudness — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) High audibility Nouns 1. loudness, noisiness, vociference, sonorousness, vehemency, intensity, power; stridency, raucousness, cacophony; decibel, bel. See rotundity. 2. (loud echo) resonance, reverberation …   English dictionary for students

  • silent — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Without noise] Syn. still, hushed, soundless; see calm 2 , quiet 2 . 2. [Without speech] Syn. reserved, mute, speechless; see dumb 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. 1. quiet still, peaceful, hushed, noiseless,… …   English dictionary for students

  • loud — loud1 [laud] adj comparative louder superlative loudest [: Old English; Origin: hlud] 1.) making a lot of noise ≠ ↑quiet ▪ The book fell to the floor with a loud bang. ▪ The music was so loud that I had to shout. ▪ Who s there? asked David in a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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