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Adjective: shattering  sha-tu-ring
  1. Seemingly loud enough to break something; violently rattling or clattering
    "shattering rain striking the windowpanes"; "the shattering tones of the enormous carillon"; "the shattering peal of artillery"
Noun: shattering  sha-tu-ring
  1. The act of breaking something into small pieces
    - smashing
Verb: shatter  sha-tu(r)
  1. Break into many pieces
    "The wine glass shattered"
  2. Damage or destroy
    "The news of her husband's death shattered her life"
  3. Cause to break into many pieces
    "shatter the plate"

Derived forms: shatterings

See also: loud

Type of: break, breakage, breaking, burst, bust [informal], damage

Encyclopedia: Shattering