Definitions for earringˈɪərˌrɪŋ, ˈɪər ɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ear•ringˈɪərˌrɪŋ, ˈɪər ɪŋ(n.)
an ornament worn on or hanging from the ear, esp. the lobe.
a similar ornament decorating another part of the body.
Origin of earring:
jewelry to ornament the ear; usually clipped to the earlobe or fastened through a hole in the lobe
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
earring(noun)ˈɪərˌrɪŋ, ˈɪər ɪŋ
a piece of jewelry that you wear on or in your earlobes
A piece of jewelry worn on the ear.
an ornament consisting of a ring passed through the lobe of the ear, with or without a pendant
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
- حَلَقَـة الأذنArabic
- brincoPortuguese (BR)
- der OhrringGerman
- boucle d'oreilleFrench
- कान का बालाHindi
- örhänge, örringSwedish
- 耳環Chinese (Trad.)
- کان کا آویزہUrdu
- khuyên taiVietnamese
- 耳环，耳饰Chinese (Simp.)
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