ear-piercing

adjective

Definition of ear-piercing

: shrill and irritating to the ear an ear-piercing shriek

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First Known Use of ear-piercing

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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“Ear-piercing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ear-piercing. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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