Definition of piercingly in English:

piercingly

adverb

  • See piercing

    • ‘Neil has a piercingly direct focus and a generous smile.’
    • ‘The inscription shone piercingly bright, and yet remote, as if out of a great depth.’
    • ‘‘Sorry about that,’ he said, gazing at me piercingly.’
    • ‘The air is piercingly clear and cold, the sunshine thin and white, the water of Hudson Bay indigo-blue.’
    • ‘As Samuel Johnson piercingly observed, ‘Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier.’’

Pronunciation

piercingly

/ˈpɪəsɪŋli/