What does piercingly mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. piercingly, bitterly, bitingly, bitteradverb

    extremely and sharply

    "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"

  2. shrilly, piercinglyadverb

    in a shrill voice

    "she sang rather shrilly"


  1. piercinglyadverb

    In a piercing manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Piercinglyadverb


    Etymology: from pierce.


  1. piercingly

    Piercingly refers to something done or experienced in an intense, sharp, or penetrating way. It often describes sounds that are shrill or high-pitched, gazes or looks that are particularly intense and penetrating, or sensations that are strong or severe.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piercingly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piercingly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of piercingly in a Sentence

  1. Peter Honey:

    His byline was a drawcard, he was an elegant, balanced writer and a piercingly perceptive reporter one of a small number of South African journalists with the understanding and ability to describe the country and its people in a universal context.

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