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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

pierce +‎ -ing

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(r)sɪŋ

VerbEdit

piercing

  1. present participle of pierce

NounEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

piercing (comparative more piercing, superlative most piercing)

  1. Appearing to look deeply into; penetrating.
    piercing eyes
  2. Of temperature, extremely cold so that it penetrates through clothing and shelter.
  3. Of sound, loud and sharp; shrill.
    The piercing noise of the children could be heard two blocks from the elementary school.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English piercing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpiːr.sɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: pier‧cing

NounEdit

piercing m (plural piercings, diminutive piercinkje n)

  1. piercing (ornament)

Derived termsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English piercing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piercing m (plural piercings)

  1. a piercing

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English piercing.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

piercing m (invariable)

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

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English piercing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piercing m (plural piercings)

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

Usage notesEdit

Earrings (brincos) are not considered piercings.


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

English

NounEdit

piercing m (plural piercings)

  1. piercing

SwedishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English piercing.

 
En ung man med piercingar
A young man with piercings

NounEdit

piercing c

  1. piercing (body art)

DeclensionEdit

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

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