Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “piercing” en inglés

See all translations

piercing

adjective uk   /ˈpɪə.sɪŋ/ us    /ˈpɪr-/
going through or into something: Troops have been issued with new armour-piercing anti-tank grenades. very cold, or making you feel very cold: We shivered in the piercing wind. (of a sound) high, loud, and unpleasant: piercing screamsa piercing criticism, question, remark, etc. a criticism, question, remark, etc. that is unpleasant or uncomfortable because it is strong or it makes you think about or discuss something that you would prefer not to: She hadn't really meant to lie, but their piercing questions had forced her to.piercing eyes, look, gaze, etc. used to describe when a person looks very carefully at someone or something, especially when they are trying to discover something, often making people feel uncomfortable: Sherlock Holmes gave him a piercing glance. He looked straight at me with his piercing blue eyes.
piercingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  

piercing

noun [C or U] uk ( also body piercing)   /ˈpɪə.sɪŋ/ us    /ˈpɪr-/
a hole made in the body for wearing jewellery, or the process of making such a hole: He has several tattoos and multiple piercings.
(Definition of piercing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de piercing
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “piercing” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Palabra del día

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Aprende más 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Aprende más