Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pierce
IPA transcription: [p'ɪɹs]
Pronunciations of pierce
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Pierce, Franklin_Pierce, President_Pierce
    Meaning: 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: pierce
    Meaning: cut or make a way through; "the knife cut through the flesh"; "The path pierced the jungle"; "Light pierced through the forest"
  • Synonyms: pierce
    Meaning: move or affect (a person's emotions or bodily feelings) deeply or sharply; "The cold pierced her bones"; "Her words pierced the students"
Usage examples
  • No charge could pierce that line of heroes.
  • Both General Phillips and Major Pierce have fine voices.
  • Right into the inmost heart of a matter does her simple wit seem to pierce!
  • Choose which horn of the bull you will, you hang to one of them, and it shall pierce you.
  • He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
  • Pierce the screen to let one of the constituents through and interpose a second prism in its path.
  • She wrung her hands and his dark eyes seemed to pierce her very soul. She felt faint and sank on a bench.
  • The first word you utter will pierce through the hearts of your brothers like a deadly dagger. Their lives hang upon your tongue.
  • He let it grace his conquering head, and, among its soft convolutions, he did not feel the prick of the thorn that was to pierce him later.
  • Fitzsimmons, William Few, Abraham Baldwin, Rufus King, William Paterson, George Claimer, Richard Bassett, George Read, Pierce Butler, Daniel Carroll, James Madison.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Battle of Fredericksburg, License CC BY-SA 4.0