Definition of ear-piercing in English:


Syllabification: ear-pierc·ing


  • Loud and shrill: the alarm emits an ear-piercing screech
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    • Then Stefan let out a loud ear-piercing scream.
    • Letting his wavy brown hair cover his darkened eyes, a shrill, ear-piercing scream filled the hallways.
    • The only reply he received was a shrill, blood-curdling, ear-piercing scream that seemed to echo in the small, still room.


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  • The practice of making holes in the lobes or edges of the ears to allow the wearing of earrings.
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    • There's a lot of kind of tribal-type decoration and tattoos and ear-piercings and people would cut up their clothes in a very careful way.
    • Sitting next to her was a young man with a shaved head, topknot of hair, ear-piercings you could fit a dinner plate in, tattoos and a leather notebook in which he was writing.
    • I thought myself a feisty, little girl with my short, spiked hair and my three ear-piercings and fake nose ring.

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