piercing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pierce +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

piercing

  1. present participle of pierce

Noun[edit]

piercing (countable and uncountable, plural piercings)

A Dinka woman wearing several 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]

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English piercing.

Noun[edit]

piercing m (plural piercings)

  1. a piercing

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English piercing

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piercing m (plural piercings)

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

Usage notes[edit]

Earrings (brincos) are not considered piercings.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English

Noun[edit]

piercing m (plural piercings)

  1. piercing

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English piercing.

En ung man med piercingar
A young man with piercings

Noun[edit]

piercing c

  1. piercing (body art)

Declension[edit]

Declension of piercing 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative piercing piercingen piercingar piercingarna
Genitive piercings piercingens piercingars piercingarnas

Derived terms[edit]