assault the ear

assault the ear

To be loud and painful to listen to. I don't know how kids enjoy playing their music so loud—it just assaults the ear!
See also: assault, ear

assault the ear

Fig. [for sound or speech] to be very loud or persistent. That loud music assaults the ears! I can't hear you with all that traffic noise assaulting my ears.
See also: assault, ear
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Francis Poulenc's imposing organ chords assault the ear, and Webb's piercing legs and arms paralleled their force.
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At an indicated 85mph, engine and body drone boom combine to assault the ears, otherwise refinement is good.