\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ adjective
: shrill and irritating to the ear

an ear-piercing shriek

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ˈear-piercing 7 [ear-piercing] adjective, noun
adjective only before noun
very high, loud and unpleasant

an ear-piercing scream

the practice of making small holes in sb's ears so jewellery can be put in them [m1] 

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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