how to pronounce piercing


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the above transcription of piercing is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

piercing is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of piercing in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… her sword and piercing others with her …”

meanings of piercing


  1. An item of jewelry designed to be fitted through a piercing.
  2. A hole made in the body so that jewellery/jewelry can be worn through it.
  3. The action of the verb to pierce.


  1. Appearing to look deeply into; penetrating.
  2. Of sound, loud and sharp; shrill.
  3. Of temperature, extremely cold so that it penetrates through clothing and shelter.


  1. Present participle of pierce.

piercing frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word piercing occurs in english on average 3.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics piercing can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that piercing can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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