ear·​lobe | \ ˈir-ˌlōb How to pronounce earlobe (audio) \

Definition of earlobe

: the pendent part of the ear of humans or some domestic chickens

Examples of earlobe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Smart little jackets with shoulders that dusted the earlobes, and sleeves that dangled to mid-thigh. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Rick Owens, Talking Doom," 28 Feb. 2020 The creature is shown pressing a gnarled forefinger to an earlobe. Jody Rosen, The New Yorker, "During the Coronavirus Outbreak, the Urge to Touch One’s Face Is Stronger Than Ever," 11 Mar. 2020 Observers have pointed out that the disc resembles a gauge, the ear piercings people slowly acclimate their earlobes to. Ahiza Garcia, CNN, "Microsoft delays launch of earbuds intended to rival Apple AirPods," 21 Nov. 2019 To set it off, a pair of mistletoe-esque silver earrings that again, my heart desires, but my earlobes aggressively reject. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Irina Shayk Showed Off Her Legendary Runway Walk in a Video from Paris Fashion Week," 30 Sep. 2019 Using a foundation brush and medium-size strokes, brush color up towards the temple and down towards the earlobe to blend. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, "14 Tips for Applying Blush Perfectly, Every Single Time," 18 Nov. 2019 Glen recommends starting at the most prominent part of the cheekbone and using soft strokes, bring blush down towards the earlobe and blend up towards the temple. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, "14 Tips for Applying Blush Perfectly, Every Single Time," 18 Nov. 2019 Bare-chested except for a heavy necklace and faded tattoos, their earlobes are strikingly pierced by the horns of animals. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Last Headhunters of the Nagas': Film Review | Mumbai 2019," 1 Nov. 2019 Oscar Pareja scratched the back of his left earlobe with his left hand. Ivan Orozco, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Xolos turn in a forgettable road effort," 21 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of earlobe

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of earlobe was circa 1785

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“Earlobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earlobe. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of earlobe

: the soft part of the ear that hangs down from the bottom


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Medical Definition of earlobe

: the pendent part of the ear especially of humans

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