[peer-sing] /ˈpɪər sɪŋ/
loud or shrill, as the quality of a voice.
extremely cold or bitter:
a piercing wind.
appearing to gaze deeply or penetratingly into something:
perceptive or aware; acute:
a piercing mind.
sarcastic or caustic; cutting:
(of a sound) sharp and shrill
(of eyes or a look) intense and penetrating
(of an emotion) strong and deeply affecting
(of cold or wind) intense or biting
the art or practice of piercing body parts for the insertion of jewellery
an instance of the piercing of a body part
in reference to cold, sound, etc., early 15c., present participle adjective from pierce (v.). Figuratively, of pain, grief, etc., from late 14c. Related: Piercingly.
late 14c., verbal noun from pierce (v.).
noun, Jewelry. 1. a small, fine-gauge saw blade with uniformly spaced, angled teeth, inserted in a jeweler’s saw frame and used to cut precious metal and such soft materials as ivory and shell.
[peer-see] /ˈpɪər si/ noun 1. Marge, born 1936, U.S. poet and novelist.
noun 1. a tall mirror, often full-length, intended to be set between windows. noun 1. a tall narrow mirror, usually one of a pair or set, designed to hang on the wall between windows, usually above a pier table
[peer-hed] /ˈpɪərˌhɛd/ noun 1. the outermost end of a or wharf. 2. (in the Great Lakes area) a breakwater.