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."

piercing
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Shrill
Synonyms:
deafening, earsplitting, sharp , loud , shrill , acute , excruciating
Sense: Penetrating
Synonyms:
entering, boring , puncturing, penetrating, drilling through, forcing entry, piercing , permeating


pierce
WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Synonyms:
go into, pass into, break into, enter , stab , penetrate, bore, drill , perforate

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