Definition of 'deafen'
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Example sentences containing 'deafen'
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The noise was deafening outside the turret. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)Its satirical edge was sharpened by the deafening volume. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Walk past a herd of them and the noise is almost deafening. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The shouts of hundreds of pheasants were almost deafening. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Once captured he will be deprived of sleep and continually screamed at while being blasted with deafening white noise. The Sun (2011)The simulator's visual effects are as spectacular as the noise is deafening. Times, Sunday Times (2007)At the opening ceremony, the atmosphere is intense and the noise deafening. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And the naysayers before this Olympics had been deafening in their chorus of doom. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The sound of the Fifa stable door closing is almost deafening. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As they walked up the long driveway, the screams were almost deafening. The Sun (2014)It began as a ballad, crashed into a deafening rock chorus and ended with the singer dropping to his knees. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The artillery noise was deafening. The Sun (2014)Now the noise was deafening. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Contemporary descriptions all exclaim the overwhelming deafening noise of the machines, and the clouds of cotton waste like snow in the air. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The zone has been sealed off since the structure was destroyed at 4am a week ago when witnesses reported mysterious lights and deafening noise. The Sun (2009)The noise was deafening, Ireland were back in it. The Sun (2012)The air was choked with smoke and fury, the noise deafening, the attacking fierce. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the stands, although not full, the noise was deafening. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The advantage of large headphones is that they block out most outside noise, so you can hear detail in music without resorting to deafening volume. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The modern echoes are, at times, deafening. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At least I think that's what they said because the noise was deafening. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The ground was as full you would want it, the pitch as unpredictable and the noise as deafening, and what followed fitted that theme rather nicely. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'deafen'
British English: deafen VERB
If a noise deafens you, it is so loud that you cannot hear anything else at the same time.
The noise of the typewriters deafened her.
Definition of deafen from the Collins English Dictionary
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