Piercingly



[peer-sing] /ˈpɪər sɪŋ/

adjective
1.
loud or shrill, as the quality of a voice.
2.
extremely cold or bitter:
a piercing wind.
3.
appearing to gaze deeply or penetratingly into something:
piercing eyes.
4.
perceptive or aware; acute:
a piercing mind.
5.
sarcastic or caustic; cutting:
piercing remarks.
/ˈpɪəsɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(of a sound) sharp and shrill
2.
(of eyes or a look) intense and penetrating
3.
(of an emotion) strong and deeply affecting
4.
(of cold or wind) intense or biting
noun
5.
the art or practice of piercing body parts for the insertion of jewellery
6.
an instance of the piercing of a body part
adj.

in reference to cold, sound, etc., early 15c., present participle adjective from pierce (v.). Figuratively, of pain, grief, etc., from late 14c. Related: Piercingly.
n.

late 14c., verbal noun from pierce (v.).

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