piercing
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈpɪɹsɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɪəsɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of pierce#English|pierce
Noun

piercing

  1. (uncountable) The action of the verb to pierce.
  2. A hole made in the body so that jewellery/jewelry can be worn through it.
    ear piercing
  3. An item of jewelry designed to be fitted through a piercing.
Translations Translations Adjective

piercing

  1. Appearing to look deeply into; penetrating.
    piercing eyes
  2. Of temperature, extremely cold so that it penetrates through clothing and shelter.
  3. Of sound, loud and sharp; shrill.
    The piercing noise of the children could be heard two blocks from the elementary school.
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