extremely harsh and irritating to the ear: ear-piercing noise.
Origin of ear-piercing
First recorded in 1595–1605
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Related Words for ear piercingheavy, lusty, resounding, roaring, ringing, big, vociferous, vehement, rowdy, powerful, strident, raucous, rambunctious, deafening, boisterous, emphatic, strong, intense, thundering, discordant
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
so loud or shrill as to hurt the ears
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