from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. extremely loud (of sound)
- n. A piercing in the ear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Piercing the ear, as a shrill or sharp sound.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I held the phone up a few feet away from the dog while it screamed and rolled and bit at itself in ear-piercing agony.
Skylarks add a constant, ear-piercing backing track.
The skeptic in the Lakers jersey unleashes a volley of ear-piercing whistles, the sweet sound of approbation.
Then a picture-in-picture, with another brain dead reporter who has run out of things to say and decided to simply shove his mic into the faces of two women who emit ear-piercing, tribal screams.
From down the hall he could hear the relentless sound of hammering and the shrill, ear-piercing whine of machines beginning to polish the marble floors.
Below, Remy gave an ear-piercing screech and I jumped.
I screamed, an ear-piercing scream, terrified that he was hurt, that . . .
They use microphones hooked to ear-piercing speakers on top of the truck to hawk their snake oils and powders that cure everything from varicose veins to lumbago.
Celebratory gunfire was constant and ear-piercing.
Fans, many of them kids, wear earplugs to protect themselves against the noise of ear-piercing engines.
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