Definition of 'piercing'
Example sentences containing 'piercing'
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But that note is a piercing sound. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His piercing blue eyes are fixed directly on the leader. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At eight thousand feet the sudden cold was piercing. The Crossing-Place (1993)She let out a piercing scream and grabbed her temple. The Sun (2009)His eyes are a piercing blue but see little. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Her piercing blue eyes flare up. The Sun (2014)The judge leaned forward and gave me a piercing look, his wig trembling slightly. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)The pair share the same piercing crystal blue eyes and gorgeous, warm smile. The Sun (2013)Instead, she fixed him with her piercing blue eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Suddenly, a piercing scream filled the venue. The Sun (2009)When will you go away, oh piercing, piercing wind? Christianity Today (2000)That throbbing voice, that piercing look, that body pickled in torment! Times, Sunday Times (2009)She has big, brown, piercing eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He was jolly and smiling, with bright, piercing eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He's got the same piercing blue eyes, cheeky grin and button nose. The Sun (2011)But you can argue that in terms of risk of infection and looking after the piercing, it's not suitable. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He had a swashbuckling posture; but such was his powerful physique and piercing look, it seemed natural rather than boastful or proud. Seminary Boy (2006)
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Translations for 'piercing'
British English: piercing /ˈpɪəsɪŋ/ NOUN
A piercing is a hole that has been made in part of someone's body that they can put jewellery in.
Kids experiment with their looks -- clothes, piercings, and hairstyles.
- American English: piercing
- Arabic: ثَقْب
- Brazilian Portuguese: piercing
- Chinese: 穿刺
- Croatian: pirsing
- Czech: propichování
- Danish: piercing
- Dutch: piercing
- European Spanish: piercing
- Finnish: lävistys
- French: piercing
- German: Piercing
- Greek: πίρσινγκ
- Italian: piercing
- Japanese: ピアス
- Korean: 피어싱
- Norwegian: piercing
- Polish: przekłucie
- European Portuguese: piercing
- Romanian: gaurăpentru bijuterii
- Russian: пирсинг
- Spanish: perforación
- Swedish: genomträngande
- Thai: การเจาะ
- Turkish: delici
- Ukrainian: пірсинг
- Vietnamese: lỗ bấm
British English: piercing ADJECTIVE
A piercing sound or voice is high-pitched and very sharp and clear in an unpleasant way.
A piercing scream split the air.
Definition of piercing from the Collins English Dictionary
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