piercing

See also: Piercing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

pierce +‎ -ing

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

piercing

  1. present participle of pierce

NounEdit

piercing (countable and uncountable, plural piercings)

 
A Dinka woman wearing several piercings.
  1. gerund of pierce
  2. A hole made in the body so that jewellery can be worn through it.
    ear piercing
  3. An item of jewellery designed to be fitted through a piercing (sense 2).

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: pírcing
  • French: piercing
  • German: Piercing
  • Portuguese: piercing, pírcingue
  • Spanish: pirsin

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.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 155:
      In the meantime the saw was stopped and two of the men began filing and sharpening the blades, which produced such a piercing sound that it went through bone and marrow.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English piercing.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpiːr.sɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • 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

Unadapted borrowing from English piercing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piercing m (invariable)

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

AnagramsEdit


PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English piercing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piercing m inan

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

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • piercing in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • piercing in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English piercing.

PronunciationEdit

 

NounEdit

piercing m (plural piercings)

  1. piercing (hole for jewelry)
  2. piercing (the jewelry itself)

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English piercing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

piercing m (plural piercings)

  1. piercing

Usage notesEdit

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.


SwedishEdit

 
Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sv

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

Derived termsEdit


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English piercing.

NounEdit

piercing (definite accusative piercingi, plural piercingler)

  1. piercing

ReferencesEdit