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 The Beats Studio Buds are more traditional-looking IEM earphones, lacking the little stalk that sits below your antitragus — the bit of cartilage above your earlobe. Andrew Williams, Forbes, 14 June 2021 To use them, clean and dry the back of your earlobe. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 June 2021 Certain earrings have a fish hook style in the back that loops through your earlobe. Chris Hachey, BGR, 13 May 2021 Crystal in diamante form delivered major bling, both at the earlobe and the waist. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 22 Mar. 2021 Her hair had been fastened with silver spirals, and her silver earlobe plugs — one larger than the other — had silver spirals looped through them. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2021 The man wore a copper bracelet and had golden earlobe plugs, but the woman was truly blinged out. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, 10 Mar. 2021 Most of the objects belonged to the woman, including jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces and earlobe plugs, and a silver diadem. Jack Guy, CNN, 10 Mar. 2021 The patient, Pierce, came in to have a cyst removed from his earlobe. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 17 Dec. 2020

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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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19 Jun 2021

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“Earlobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earlobe. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of earlobe

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


ear·​lobe | \ ˈi(ə)r-ˌlōb How to pronounce earlobe (audio) \

Medical Definition of earlobe

: the pendent part of the ear especially of humans

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