Definitions of piercing

  1. of Pierce Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Penetrating; boring; sharp; keen; cutting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. loud and sharp; "the piercing shriek of sirens" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. high-pitched and sharp; "piercing screams"; "a shrill whistle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; - used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Penetrating with force; keen. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for piercing

  1. Again the figure sighed; but with a depth so full of piercing woe, that Edwin hesitated. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. All these movements seemed caused by a warrior whose loud piercing shout was in the midst. – Sintram and His Companions by Friedrich de la Motte Fouque Commentator: Charlotte M. Yonge