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 Her last gift to me is a single gold earring, taken off her left earlobe at her 94th-birthday banquet. Yuxi Lin, Longreads, 25 Mar. 2019 His system uses two electrodes: a baseline sensor that clips onto the earlobe and another on the forehead that collects EEG data. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 May 2022 Blowing as many balloons as possible in one minute seems like an easy enough task, but what about fetching a human earlobe? Michael Nordine, Variety, 20 Apr. 2022 Utterly absent my pudgy earlobe, a silly circle of silver dangles, dumb and smiling and smack in the way. Maryann Corbett, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 Ever the fan of monogram jewelry, Hailey donned double Bs—encrusted with diamonds—on each earlobe. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 24 Jan. 2022 Contrast Spielberg’s take on the same blow; his Jet gets jabbed with a nail, right through the earlobe, and Schrank, the bad Samaritan, yanks it out. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 10 Dec. 2021 At the back of this cavity — more or less in line with your earlobe — is your nasopharynx, where the back of your nose meets the top of your throat. New York Times, 18 Nov. 2021 There was the time in law school when Daniel decided to pierce his earlobe with something—a safety pin? Kate Walbert, The New Yorker, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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1 Jul 2022

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“Earlobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earlobe. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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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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