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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Loud and sharp; Suitable for cutting. As physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; Having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones; Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions.

Usage examples (38)
  • piercing screams
  • The piercing shriek of sirens
  • Adjective : a piercing wind. ,piercing eyes. ,a piercing mind. ,piercing remarks
  • So piercing is the sense of intolerable threat that I found myself having nightmares about it last night. for more
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