Meaning of PIERCING in English

PIERCING

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a piercing gaze (= a look that seems to see what you are thinking )

He fixed the boy with a piercing gaze and waited for his response.

a shrill/piercing/high-pitched scream (= with a very high sound )

The sound of gunfire mingled with the shrill screams of the injured.

body piercing

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

piercing beams of light

an icy piercing wind

He raised his hands and let out a piercing shriek.

Her voice was nasal and piercing .

his piercing blue eyes

Letterman's piercing humor

Maggie let out a piercing scream as she saw the truck speeding toward her.

Maggie let out a piercing scream.

Sammy put his finger and thumb in his mouth and gave a piercing whistle.

She had a piercing vision of what life would be like without David.

There came a piercing cry from the back of the cinema.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Cloudy and unfocused for a moment, his eyes quickly regained their normal piercing clarity.

From the cinema itself there also came a piercing cry.

He felt a sudden piercing need to reach out, capture her hand and pull her into his arms.

Her eyes were a piercing , watery blue.

Some one screamed, a high shrill piercing noise that caused her to break out in goose pimples.

The focus of his gaze has a startlingly piercing quality; an intensity that seems to strike at your very core.

The whistling became louder, more piercing , more painful.

Then there was a piercing , terrified scream.

II. noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Facials, body massage, ear piercing - it's all on offer.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.