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piercing

pierc·ing

piercing

 
pronunciation:
pir sIng
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extremely loud and shrill.
a piercing scream
synonyms:
penetrating, sharp, shrill
similar words:
clarion, earsplitting, loud, screeching
definition 2: bitterly cold.
a piercing wind
synonyms:
biting, bitter, cutting, frigid, penetrating
similar words:
arctic, freezing, harsh, nipping, numbing, raw, sharp, wintry
definition 3: penetrating or searching.
a piercing stare
synonyms:
penetrating, trenchant
similar words:
arresting, bitter, intense, keen, pointed, probing, searching
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derivation: piercingly (adv.)