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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!
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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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They are not only assaulting the ear; they are also violating copyright laws.
Worse, with Nemesis comes a high decibel original electronic score by Robin Rimbaud (professional name: Scanner), who, as he twiddles knobs in the balcony, proves a master of assaulting the ear.
Perhaps indeed there was too much grandeur assaulting the ears in the cathedral's boomy acoustic, with the huge GCS augmented by members of the Oxford Bach Choir and the Boy and Girl Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral Choir, supported by a splendid Philharmonia Orchestra.
And the band, which has been going since the mid 1990s, says of themselves: "Everyone is hell-bent on assaulting the ears of the unsuspecting with intense and preposterous rock and roll music."
TON-UP Terry Butcher hailed his Highland derby heroes as he said sorry for assaulting the ears of Caley Thistle fans.
But the restaurant, called Glaze, seemed to be having a bit of an identity crisis with its super slinky neon interiors clashing with a heavy rock soundtrack assaulting the ears through dinner.
Now, Evile have just begun a massive European tour with metal legends Megadeth, who have been assaulting the ears of audiences with their hardcore sound for more than 25 years.