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piercing

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪrsɪŋ; ˈpɪəsɪŋ/

Translation of piercing in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [eyes/look] penetrante; [cold/wind] cortante; [scream] desgarrador; [wit/sarcasm] hiriente, agudo
    Example sentences
    • He does, and it's what leads him to some very fine insights and piercing analyses.
    • His eyes were keen, their piercing gaze complementing the wisdom behind them.
    • He leaves the piercing insights for another day though.
    Example sentences
    • It was a loud and piercing sound that filled the entire room.
    • She covered her ears with the piercing sound of shattering glass.
    • Jim followed, his eyes still watering from the piercing sound of that chair screaming across the hardwood floor.
    Example sentences
    • It snowed on and off all day and a cold piercing wind blew down the streets, along the canyons between the city's skyscrapers.
    • Suddenly, the temperature made a drop from warm to freezing, as the plants around her froze and the gust of wind became a piercing gale.
    • At night, I was awakened by the piercing wind and burrowed under the quilt to escape the cold.
    Example sentences
    • I yelled and wiggled, but I couldn't stop the piercing feeling from growing more intense.
    • A painful piercing feeling went through my heart when she did that.
    • She pronounced it with venomous, piercing rage, like a vulture pouncing on its prey, and then she threw her cup against the wall.

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