piercing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pierce + -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

piercing

  1. Present participle of pierce.

Noun[edit]

piercing (countable and uncountable, plural piercings)

  1. (uncountable) The action of the verb to pierce
  2. A hole made in the body so that jewellery/jewelry can be worn through it
    ear piercing
  3. The jewelry itself

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

piercing (comparative more piercing, superlative most piercing)

  1. Anything or anyone that pierces.
    piercing eyes
    The piercing noise of the children could be heard two blocks from the elementary school.

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English piercing.

Noun[edit]

piercing m (plural piercings)

  1. a piercing

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

piercing m (plural piercings)

  1. piercing (jewellery) worn through a hole in the skin

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sv

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English piercing.

En ung mann med piercingar
A young man with piercings

Noun[edit]

piercing c

  1. piercing (body art)

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