piercing=nose ring?


Senior Member

I'd like to know if the word 'piercing' in English only refers to the opening in the body or to the opening and the jewellery/ring as in Spanish.

Many thanks
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    I'm not an expert on this, but if I said, 'What a lovely piercing!' to someone with a nose-ring, I would be referring to the whole thing - not just the jewellery but it being on the particular spot on the nose, etc.


    Senior Member
    British English
    It depends on context. That's why we ask for a complete sentence and context. Can you provide a sentence to show how you want to use the word?

    Andygc, moderator.
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