earring

noun
ear·​ring | \ ˈir-(ˌ)iŋ, -ˌriŋ\

Definition of earring

: an ornament for the ear and especially the earlobe

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Brock Collection, dress, $1900, modaoperandi.com, Beaufille, earrings, price upon request, beaufille.com 7 Light as a Feather... Harper's BAZAAR, "10 Trends to Go All In On for 2019," 8 Jan. 2019 Bella Hadid rocked the duo, adding her trademark '90s touch: hoop earrings, chunky boots, and a teeny shoulder bag. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Instagram-Worthy Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans," 8 Jan. 2019 In image at top of story: Hathaway in a Dries Van Noten dress ($1,235), shoes ($630); and Pomellato earrings ($30,350) and bracelets ($9,950). Elizabeth Holmes, Town & Country, "Anne Hathaway Is Nobody's Punching Bag," 8 Jan. 2019 Most of us can’t spring for a tiara or diamond brooch, but a pearl pendant or earrings, even if fake, comes close. Nancy Macdonell, WSJ, "How Classic Pearls Became Improbably Hip," 11 Dec. 2018 Venessa Arizaga earring, $150 for pair, venessaarizaga.com. Vanessa Chow, Glamour, "Amber Heard Is Nobody’s Victim," 27 Nov. 2018 Shepherd, elegant in an animal-print tunic and dangly earrings, easily tucked her hands behind her head, displaying good range of motion. Paula Span, The Seattle Times, "Older patients have stories: Students, listen up," 26 Oct. 2018 Just add modern gold earrings and leopard-print kitten-heel mules to amp up the glamour. Vogue, "5 Activewear Pieces That Will Revolutionize Your Fall Dressing Game," 14 Nov. 2018 At the event, Kate wore the brown polka dot dress with Cassandra Goad gold earrings. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Wore Whistles' Polka Dot Dress one Week After Kate Middleton Did," 26 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of earring

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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earring

noun

English Language Learners Definition of earring

: a piece of jewelry that is worn on the ear and especially on the earlobe

earring

noun
ear·​ring | \ ˈir-ˌriŋ \

Kids Definition of earring

: an ornament worn on the ear

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