Definition of Piercingly

1. Adverb. Extremely and sharply. "Bitter cold"

Exact synonyms: Bitingly, Bitter, Bitterly
Partainyms: Biting, Bitter, Piercing



2. Adverb. In a shrill voice. "She sang rather shrilly"
Exact synonyms: Shrilly
Partainyms: Shrill

Definition of Piercingly

1. Adverb. In a piercing manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piercingly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piercingly

pier table
pierage
pierages
pierc't
pierce
pierceable
pierced
piercee
piercees
piercel
piercels
piercer
piercers
pierces
piercing
piercingly (current term)
piercingness
piercings
pierhead line
pierheads
pierid
pierides
pieridine
pierids
pierless
piermaster

Literary usage of Piercingly

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1. The Works of the Reverend John Wesley, A.M. by John Wesley (1840)
"It was piercingly cold, so that I could scarce feel whether I had any hands or feet, when I came to Blewbury. After speaking severally to the members of the ..."

2. The Life, Times, and Correspondence of the Right Rev. Dr. Doyle, Bishop of by William John Fitzpatrick (1861)
"... wildly starting from their sockets—seemed as though she wished to speak, but could not— then uttered a piercingly doleful cry, and writhing for some ..."

3. The Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Parsons Lathrop, Julian Hawthorne (1883)
"I was glad when we left the Museum, which, by the by, was piercingly chill, as if the multitude of statues radiated cold out of their marble substance. ..."

4. Walks in Oxford: Comprising an Original, Historical, and Descriptive Account by W. M. Wade (1818)
"<f -deed, appear piercingly beautiful in the blended " grace and misery described in the figure of " Mary. An attitude so swelling and energetic, ..."

5. Eleanor: A Novel by Humphry Ward (1900)
"piercingly white the holy and famous place shines among the olives and the fallows; the sun burns upon the marble; Phoebus salutes his great sister. ..."

6. Passages from the French and Italian Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1899)
"I was glad when we left the Museum, which, by the by, was piercingly chill, as if the multitude of statues radiated cold out of their marble substance. ..."

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