piercing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pierce +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(r)sɪŋ

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. An item of jewelry designed to be fitted through a piercing.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

piercing (comparative more piercing, superlative most piercing)

  1. Appearing to look deeply into; penetrating.
    piercing eyes
  2. Of sound, loud and sharp; shrill.
    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]

Borrowed from English piercing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

piercing m (plural piercings)

  1. a piercing

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English piercing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpir.sinɡ/, [ˈpir̺s̪iŋɡ]
  • Hyphenation: pier‧cing

Noun[edit]

piercing m (invariable)

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

Borrowed 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]