Meaning of “pierce” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /pɪəs/

to make a hole in something using a sharp point:

I'd like to have my ears pierced.
LIGHT/SOUND literary

If a light or a sound pierces something, it is suddenly seen or heard:

A few rays of sunlight pierced the bedroom shutters.

(Definition of “pierce” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)