ear piercing

ear-piercing

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

Origin:
1595–1605

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ear piercing
 
n
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
 
adj
2.  so loud or shrill as to hurt the ears

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