at the top of (one's) lungs

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at the top of (one's) lungs

As loudly as one can. I've hardly slept because my infant has been crying at the top of her lungs all night. Sing at the top of your lungs so that the people in the last row of the auditorium can hear you!
See also: lung, of, top

at the top of one's lungs

Also, at the top of one's voice. With an extremely loud voice. For example, The babies in the nursery all were crying at the top of their lungs. The noun top here refers to the greatest degree of volume (that is, loudest) rather than high pitch, a usage dating from the mid-1500s.
See also: lung, of, top

at the top of (one's) lungs

As loudly as one's voice will allow.
See also: lung, of, top
References in classic literature ?
Upon the outside several hundred other baboons were tearing and tugging in his aid, and all were roaring and jabbering and barking at the top of their lungs.
Fans were screaming at the top of their lungs during his performance, it really was a sight to behold.
Throngs of fans carrying placards and posters bearing their favored candidates' names, numbers and images lined the streets around Shopwise and the other areas along the parade route, which reached the portion of Edsa in front of Farmers Plaza, chanting admiration for their chosen 'binibinis' at the top of their lungs.
At Anfield, Liverpool's fans weren't outdone, singing terrace chants at the top of their lungs and flares painting the air red, as they prepared to roar on their team to victory.
ONE of my favorite memories is the club blasting "Killing in the Name Of" by Rage Against the Machine and everyone jumping up and down screaming at the top of their lungs. I had so much fun at 42s!
CAIRO -- 8 April 2018: When one thinks of Heavy Metal rock music, what usually comes to mind is men dressed in dark clothes screaming at the top of their lungs, exemplified by famous bands such as Metallica or Iron Maiden; often it's certainly not something you'd think to associate with women.
LANY ended the night by singing their most famous song "ILYSB." Crowd went nuts, singing at the top of their lungs and getting emotional.
Given the popularity of K-pop, 'Power' served as a perfect fit." The fountain show commenced at 5:30 p.m., and fans cheered at the top of their lungs to the beats of "Power" with the rhythmic swaying of the fountain delighted all in attendance.
On November 9, a video footage that circulated online showed Israeli interrogators shouting at the top of their lungs at 13-year-old Ahmad Manasrah, whom Israel accuses of allegedly being involved in a stabbing attempt against Israelis in Jerusalem last October, 2015.
e shows were introduced by a live host who got audiences of little Elsas and Olafs singing at the top of their lungs.
Famous Egyptian actor Nour El Sherif could not hold back his tears when he was presented with an honorary award at the Egyptian Alexandria Cinema Festival and began crying when fans shouted "We love you Nour" at the top of their lungs.
They stood on their seats and yelled at the top of their lungs. They stormed the gent's toilets, refusing to queue for the ladies'.
One of the diners told the Mirror that the sophisticated restaurant felt like a karaoke bar because the supermodel and her party mates, including Sadie Frost, Stella McCartney, John Galliano and her close pal Naomi Campbell, were singing at the top of their lungs.
The procession stopped outside the Allama Iqbal Library, at the centre of the campus, with the protesters singing Pakistan National Anthem at the top of their lungs. The protest continued for about half an hour before the protesters dispersed peacefully, eyewitnesses told media men.