ear clip


Definition of ear clip

: an earring with a clip fastener

Examples of ear clip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Jaybird Vista is our runner-up, despite lacking a behind-the-ear wire or over-ear clip for security. Wired Staff, Wired, 31 Oct. 2020 But really, dirty glasses can also negatively impact your health: Bacteria can grow on nose pads and ear clips of eyeglasses, leading to staph infections and other skin issues, according to a 2018 study. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 31 Mar. 2020 The guests giddied into the night no doubt writing fantasy Christmas lists: a playful pair of ear clips made of amethyst, Ceylon sapphire, and diamonds by JAR or a mighty Cartier emerald-and-diamond necklace? Vogue, 18 Oct. 2019 The over-ear clip makes them stable and comfortable, and the W1 chip makes pairing a breeze. Adrienne So, WIRED, 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of ear clip

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Ear clip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ear%20clip. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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