Definitions for earringˈɪərˌrɪŋ, ˈɪər ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ear•ringˈɪərˌrɪŋ, ˈɪər ɪŋ(n.)

  1. an ornament worn on or hanging from the ear, esp. the lobe.

    Category: Jewelry

  2. a similar ornament decorating another part of the body.

    Category: Jewelry

Origin of earring:

bef. 1000


Princeton's WordNet

  1. earring(noun)

    jewelry to ornament the ear; usually clipped to the earlobe or fastened through a hole in the lobe

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. earring(noun)ˈɪərˌrɪŋ, ˈɪər ɪŋ

    a piece of jewelry that you wear on or in your earlobes

    diamond earrings


  1. earring(Noun)

    A piece of jewelry worn on the ear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earring(noun)

    an ornament consisting of a ring passed through the lobe of the ear, with or without a pendant


  1. Earrings

    An earring is a piece of jewellery attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe or another external part of the ear. Earrings are worn by both sexes, although more common among women, and have been used by different civilizations in different times. Common locations for piercings, other than the earlobe, include the rook, tragus, and across the helix. The simple term "ear piercing" usually refers to an earlobe piercing, whereas piercings in the upper part of the external ear are often referred to as "cartilage piercings". Cartilage piercings are more complex to perform than earlobe piercings and take longer to heal. Earring components may be made of any number of materials, including metal, plastic, glass, precious stone, beads, wood, bone, and other materials. Designs range from small loops and studs to large plates and dangling items. The size is ultimately limited by the physical capacity of the earlobe to hold the earring without tearing. However, heavy earrings worn over extended periods of time may lead to stretching of the earlobe and the piercing.

Translations for earring

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an ornament worn attached to the ear

silver earrings.

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