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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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Fast-talking, quick-thinking Johnny Vaughan is without question THE star of show, but surely Kelly is there as an attractive foil for him - as he assaults the ear, she soothes the eye.
People close and huddled near, Massive blast assaults the ear. A person once your closest friend, frozen in death`s untimely end.
A deafening bass note assaults the ears and the dark is pierced by a laser flickering over faces in the crowd.