piercing

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpɪərsɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpɪrsɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(pērsing)

From the verb pierce: (⇒ conjugate)
piercing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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piercing

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [body, lip, tongue, nipple] piercing
  2. get a (new) piercing
  3. having a piercing done
  4. [a lip, a belly button, a tongue, an eyebrow] piercing
  5. specializes in body piercing
  6. piercings and tattoos
  7. keep your piercing from getting infected
  8. my piercing got infected (from)
  9. my piercing is infected
  10. took out all her piercings
  11. showing off his new [tongue] piercing
  12. piercing jewelry
  13. a piercing needle
  14. a piercing [studio, salon]
adj
  1. (bitterly) piercing [wind, gusts, gales, rain]
  2. a piercing [scream, yell, shout, cry, sound, noise]
  3. [let out, gave off, emitted] a piercing [scream]
  4. [gave, threw] them a piercing [look, stare]
  5. [offended, hurt] by their piercing [comments, remarks]
  6. a piercing memory of [past love, his childhood, the accident]
  7. the [silence, atmosphere, gaze] was piercing
n as adj
  1. piercing jewelry
  2. a piercing needle
  3. a piercing [studio, salon]
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