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ear-shattering Line breaks: ear-shatter¦ing

Definition of ear-shattering in English:


Extremely loud: the ear-shattering noise of military jets taking off
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  • With an ear-shattering explosion, a shell slammed into the middle of our fuselage.
  • He was referring to the World Cup opening ceremony on Saturday night, where the South African team was greeted with an ear-shattering roar by the capacity crowd.
  • An ear-shattering scream could be heard a mile away.

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