piercing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pierce + -ing

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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

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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.

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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]

English

Noun[edit]

piercing m (plural piercings)

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

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)

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