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deafening silence

A conspicuous and striking lack of noise or sound. Jim's proposal was met with deafening silence at the meeting. After living in the city all my life, I can't stand the deafening silence of the countryside.
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deafening silence

A silence or lack of response that reveals something significant, such as disapproval or a lack of enthusiasm.
See also: silence
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The deafening volume of their music was only just enough to keep the audiences screams at bay when they later played What I Go to School For.
Earlier, home-grown talent had supplied the night's support act - Welsh Pop Idol star Rosie Ribbons, resplendent in a day-glo pink suit, also earned herself some deafening roars.
And when Kennedy stepped to the podium to accept his nomination, the hall roared with deafening cheers once more.
There's been a deafening silence for some time, but if he wants to chat that's fine with me.
He also claims he was blasted with deafening music, fed contaminated food and denied washing facilities at a secret jail in Afghanistan.
The most deafening and dreadful vocals will be filmed and posted online for voting through Tuesday at www.
5 million refurbishment of their Yardley tower block amid fears of crippling debts have been hit by another blow - deafening noise.
A local newspaper, the Times Journal, reported that the students' action was received with deafening applause from the audience.
We had to make the fag and fag hag road movie," Margaret Cho exclaimed to deafening cheers at the Toronto International Film Festival's world premiere of Bam Barn and Celeste.
As the minutes passed the crowd became increasingly animated, breaking into deafening chants of "We love you Owen.
The train rippled with blinding light and a deafening pop, and their shocked hearts appear to stop, before a wave of tears and bloodshed.
It is no accident that the next scene shows images of war and death, accompanied by the deafening noise of a helicopter.
We were surprised in reading "How the church can guide your marriage" (June) by Lynda McDonnell, at the deafening silence regarding Natural Family Planning (NFP).
That's 10,000 times louder than the most deafening rock concert.