Meaning: If a sound is drowned out, it can't be heard because of an ever louder sound.
- drown sth out The jets flew low overhead and the noise was so loud that it drowned everything else out.
- be drowned out by sth I saw The Beatles play a concert in 1966, but the music was drowned out by the sound of girls screaming.
We were trying to talk in the pub, but our voices were drowned out by the sound of
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Contributor: Matt Errey