piercing=nose ring?

Lecword

Senior Member
Spanish
Hi,

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.
     

    Andygc

    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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