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ear-piercing

[eer-peer-sing]
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adjective
  1. extremely harsh and irritating to the ear: ear-piercing noise.
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Origin of ear-piercing

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Related Words for ear piercing

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British Dictionary definitions for ear piercing

ear piercing

noun
  1. the making of a hole in the lobe of an ear, using a sterilized needle, so that an earring may be worn fastened in the hole
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adjective ear-piercing
  1. so loud or shrill as to hurt the ears
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