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English adjective: shattering

1. shattering seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering

SamplesShattering rain striking the windowpanes.
The shattering tones of the enormous carillon.
The shattering peal of artillery.



English noun: shattering

1. shattering (act) the act of breaking something into small pieces


Broader (hypernym)break, breakage, breaking

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