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ear-piercing

[eer-peer-sing] /ˈɪərˌpɪər sɪŋ/
adjective
1.
extremely harsh and irritating to the ear:
ear-piercing noise.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605
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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
adjective
2.
so loud or shrill as to hurt the ears
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