Piercing meaning

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Able or seeming to pierce, as:
  • Very loud; shrill.
    A piercing cry.
  • Fixed and intense in appearance.
    Piercing blue eyes.
  • Causing pain, especially because of cold.
    A piercing wind.
  • Trenchant; incisive.
    Piercing remarks.
  • Keenly perceptive or intelligent.
    A piercing intellect.
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A piece of jewelry designed to be worn through a perforation in a body part.
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The hole through which such a piece of jewelry is worn.
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A hole pierced in an earlobe, nostril, or other part of the body for the purpose of inserting a ring, stud, or other ornament.
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An ornament worn in such a hole.
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That can pierce.
  • Penetrating or sharp to the senses.
    A piercing wind, piercing cold, a piercing cry.
  • Caustic; cutting; sarcastic.
    piercing criticism.
  • Having or showing keen intelligence, perception, or judgment.
    A piercing wit, piercing eyes.
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Present participle of pierce.
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(uncountable) The action of the verb to pierce.
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A hole made in the body so that jewellery/jewelry can be worn through it.

Ear piercing.

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The jewelry itself.
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Anything or anyone that pierces.

Piercing eyes.

The piercing noise of the children could be heard two blocks from the elementary school.

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Origin of piercing