Definition of piercing in English:

piercing

Line breaks: pier|cing
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪəsɪŋ
 
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adjective

noun

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  • Holes in parts of the body, typically other than the ears, made so as to wear rings, studs, or other jewellery in them: she had piercings in her nose, eyebrow, and tongue
    More example sentences
    • And off he strolled down the drive, the silver rings and studs in his facial piercings sparkling cheerfully.
    • Avoid flashy jewelry and visible body piercings, such as nose or eyebrow rings.
    • Daryl, who now sports 22 body piercings, said barely an hour after his ordeal that it had not been painful.

Derivatives

piercingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • As Samuel Johnson piercingly observed, ‘Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier.’
  • The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet remote, as if out of a great depth.
  • Neil has a piercingly direct focus and a generous smile.

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