piercing

/ˈpiɚsɪŋ/

  • Noun
  • the act or practice of decorating your body with jewelry or other objects that are attached directly to your skin
    1. There's a small shop in town where they do tattooing and body piercing.
  • a hole through part of the body where a piece of jewelry can be attached
    1. She got another ear piercing.
  • seeming to have the power to see a person's thoughts or feelings
    1. She looked at me with piercing eyes, and I was suddenly frightened that she knew what I had done.
    2. I tried to avoid his piercing stare.
  • very loud and high-pitched
    1. a piercing scream/voice
  • having a strong affect on someone
    1. She felt a piercing sadness when she heard the news.
  • very cold
    1. a piercing wind